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Passenger yelling and banging on cockpit door

Delta Flight 386 from Los Angeles International Airport had to make an emergency landing en route to Nashville after a passenger tried to break into the cockpit.

  1. Passenger pounds on the cockpit door and yells to stop the plane.
  2. Both the crew and the passengers intervened to restrain the passenger and bring him to the rear of the aircraft.
  3. The passenger was removed after the forced landing in New Mexico.

After the flight took off, the man ran to the cockpit door and started knocking on it, allegedly yelling “Stop the plane!”

Passengers and Delta crew brought the man to the ground, secured his feet and hands with zip ties, and he was carried to the rear of the aircraft until the emergency landing could be completed.

The plane made the emergency landing in Albuquerque, whereupon the FBI hit the plane and removed the passenger with the information that “there is no danger to the public at this time”.

Jessica Robertson, Togethxr’s Chief Content Officer, was on the flight and tweeted, “I was 3rd row on this flight – witness for everything. Scary, but our @ Delta flight attendant Christopher Williams acted quickly. “

“Thanks to the crew and passengers on Delta Flight 386, LAX to Nashville (BNA) for helping hold an unruly passenger when the flight to Albuquerque (ABQ) was diverted. The plane landed without incident and the passenger was removed by law enforcement, “Delta said in a statement, CBS Los Angeles reported.

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