The plane is leaving Washington, another country in New Mexico after the crash

A Frontier Airlines flight from Denver landed in a grassy area on Friday night. In New Mexico, the plane was diverted and arrived safely after the crash.


A passenger plane veered off the road and crashed into a grassy area at Reagan National Airport near Washington, D.C., on Friday night, hours after a separate plane crashed in Albuquerque, New Mexico, following a crash.

No one was injured in the incident.

At Reagan National Airport, the Frontier Flight 538 from Denver with 151 passengers and six crew members on the road left the curb and entered a grassy area, officials said.

Those on board left the stairs after the crash around 10.30pm, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority said.

The airline said the A320 Airbus "stopped slightly across the road when it arrived" and an investigation into the cause was still ongoing.

In New Mexico on Friday afternoon, a Delta flight from Los Angeles to Nashville, Tennessee, was diverted to Albuquerque after a passenger tried to enter the cockpit, officials said.

The passenger was unsuccessful and blocked by staff and other passengers, according to a spokesman for the airport and the airline.

Delta called the man a "uncontrollable passenger." Released from the plane, the FBI said it was investigating but no threat to the public.

Video showed the man shouting "stop the plane" as he was caught by others.

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A legal source familiar with the matter stated that it was not an attempt to take the plane. It is not immediately clear what caused the disturbance.

The Boeing 737-900 had 162 passengers and six crew members on board, Delta said. The airline said it was planning another flight to take passengers to Nashville.

The flight arrived at Albuquerque International Sunport around 2:20 p.m. local time (4:20 pm ET), said Sunport spokeswoman Stephanie Kitts.

After seeing the number of passengers drop last year amid the deadly Covid-19 epidemic, more Americans have been boarding flights as vaccines have risen and parts of the country have reduced public health restrictions.

On Thursday there were an estimated 1.8 million people flying by plane, compared to around 391,800 on the same day in 2020, according to figures from the Transportation Security Administration.

It is still down by about 800,000 from the same day in 2019.

The daily numbers of air travelers remained mostly under one million most of the past year, though they were breaking that number from time to time, especially during Thanksgiving and Christmas.