nbcnews.com - 37 days ago
Fighter jets scrambled to escort passenger flight from L.A. to Honolulu
A pair of Hawaii Air National Guard fighter jets were sent to escort an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu on Friday after a disturbance was reported on the flight.
The flight landed safely and was met by law enforcement on the tarmac when it landed in Honolulu in the late morning. "Due to a disturbance during the flight, the crew requested that law enforcement meet the aircraft upon landing in Honolulu," American Airlines said in a statement. Play Facebook Twitter Embed F-22s Scramble to Escort American Airlines Flight to Hawaii 2:00 autoplay autoplay Copy this code to your website or blog A suspect was arrested on the scene after the flight landed. NBC News confirmed he is a Turkish national born in 1991, but was not able to immediately identify him. The suspect, according to the TSA, loitered near the flight's restroom while carrying a laptop. He refused to comply when a flight attendant asked him to return to his seat, and then seemed to lunge at the cockpit door. Several passengers subdued him, and he was arrested on the ground by FBI.
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