United States: Unruly passenger forces flight to make emergency landing in Memphis

Posted on August 20, 2013 • Filed under: Travel Aviation, United-States

ABC News reports that officials say an AirTran flight was safely diverted to a Memphis airport after a passenger tried to open an emergency exit on the plane. Southwest Airlines spokesman Brad Hawkins said Tuesday that AirTran flight 265 was on its way from Baltimore to Austin, Texas, Monday evening when it had to make an emergency landing in Memphis because of an unruly passenger. The passengers were temporarily removed from them plane so officials could interview them about the incident and check the aircraft. Read article

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