Panic on a US flight: a passenger tried to enter the cockpit, but the crew and other travelers stopped him

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source: barrons.com

The plane was supposed to land in Nashville but was diverted to Albuquerque. The airline reported that the incident did not happen significantly thanks to the rapid action of the people on board.

A Delta airline flight was forced to deviate from its route and land at another destination after a passenger was involved in an incident while trying to approach the plane's cabin.

The company said Flight 386, which initially departed from Los Angeles to Nashville, landed in Albuquerque without incident and that security forces removed the passenger.

Delta reported that the crew and passengers of Flight 386 "helped detain an unruly passenger as the flight diverted to Albuquerque. "

The airline reported that there were 162 passengers on board and six crew members. An additional flight with the travelers operated from Albuquerque to Nashville and landed about five hours late.

Video of the flight shows flight attendants and travelers struggling with the passenger and then tying him up.

A flight attendant and a group of people on board tied his hands and feet with a yellow cord and then carried him to the rear of the plane, where they placed him face down on a seat.

A witness revealed the person who tried to enter the cabin was screaming non-stop, "stop the plane. "

The Albuquerque FBI said it responded to a report of a diverted flight at the Albuquerque International Sunport on Friday and that it was no threat to the public.

The airline and security forces did not say if the individual was armed, under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or what could have caused his outburst.

In May, the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said that it has received 1,300 complaints from airlines about problem passengers this year and has announced proposals for civil penalties - some exceeding $ 30,000 - against more than a dozen passengers in The last weeks.

Under its zero-tolerance policy announced in January, the FAA no longer warns or advises unruly passengers but instead takes direct action. In addition, the entity is empowered to impose civil penalties but leaves it up to law enforcement to decide whether to bring criminal charges against passengers.

Last week, a plane that took off from New Delhi airport was forced to return for an emergency landing after a bat flew through the passenger cabin.

Air India flight 105 departed from Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi at 2.20 am bound for Newark (New Jersey) in the United States.

The passengers of the Boeing 737 panicked when they saw the animal inside the plane, and it was decided to return to the Indian capital after being in the air for almost 30 minutes. The captain previously notified Air Traffic Control that they were going to return to the airport of origin.

The plane landed at around 3.55 am without problems and was declared an Aircraft on the Ground (AoG).

Wildlife officials were then contacted to retrieve the bat, which was later found dead in the plane's business class, near seat number eight.

After the passengers disembarked the aircraft, the fumigation tasks began.

The travelers boarded another plane before Air India flight AI-105 arrived in Newark that same day.