Delta Airways Flight Attendant decided to crash DL 1730 from LAX to ATL midair
A Delta Airlines flight attendant forced Delta Airlines flight 386 to make an emergency landing from Atlanta to Los Angeles on Friday evening.
- The Delta Air Lines flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta had to make an emergency landing in Oklahoma City.
- The reported kidnapping attempt occurred on Friday night.
- The suspect, Delta flight attendant Stephon Jamar Duncan, allegedly said he would take off the plane.
A desperate pilot flying a Delta Airlines flight DL 1730, an Airbus A321, from Los Angeles to Atlanta Friday night made a desperate announcement asking for strong men to be reported for an emergency.
The pilot urgently needed help from passengers to hold a flight attendant off duty to prevent an ongoing terrorist attack. An off-duty pilot and a few passengers responded and helped subdue the suspect after allegedly assaulting two flight attendants and making terrorist threats.
The suspect yelled he was going to crash the plane.
It all started when the terrorist, an off-duty flight attendant traveling as a passenger on the DL 1730 from LAX to ATL, instructed passengers to take their seats and prepare to put on an oxygen mask.
According to the Oklahoma City police spokesman, suspect Stephon Jamar Duncan is said to have said he would take off the plane.
The reported kidnapping attempt occurred on Friday night. Delta Air Lines’ Airbus A321 with around 200 people on board was somewhere in the middle of its route when the suspect pushed his way to the front.
The plane was rerouted to the nearest airport in Oklahoma City, where “the man was turned over to law enforcement” and “a search of the plane” was carried out with sniffer dogs. Then it went on to Atlanta.
Duncan was arrested and taken to hospital after reporting chest pain and showing signs of mental health problems, police said.
The incident occurs just days after another Delta flight, also from Los Angeles, had to make an emergency landing after one of its passengers allegedly charged the front of the plane and tried to break through the cockpit during the flight.
Delta Flight 386 to Nashville was diverted to Albuquerque after the man allegedly knocked on the cockpit door and yelled, “We have to land this plane.” He was reluctant. and later charged with disrupting the flight crew.