(Newser) An American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu was escorted by two F-22 fighter jets Friday after a passenger tried to get into the cockpit, ABC News reports.
It was not immediately clear what the circumstances of that breach were, but the news outlets, citing unnamed sources, said once Flight 31 departed, the man allegedly "tried to break through the cockpit door.".The passenger was restrained by fellow fliers, including an off-duty Honolulu police officer.The plane landed safely in Honolulu, and the passenger was detained.US Air Force fighter jets escorted an American Airlines plane into Honolulu, Hawaii, on Friday after a passenger disturbance on the flight.The F-22s escorted the airliner to the airport in accordance with homeland defense procedures, Benham said.The flight originated from Los Angeles International Airport.Federal authorities were preparing a criminal complaint to charge Turkish waldorf escorts national Anil Uskanil, 25, with interference with a flight crew, FBI special-agent-in charge Paul Delacourt said at a Honolulu news conference, Reuters said."Flight attendant blocked aisle, man taken down Schwartz wrote.Crew members on Flight 31 and an off-duty police officer restrained the man aboard the flight which originated from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX the reports said.American Airlines characterizes it as indian actresses who are prostitutes a "disturbance." A source at the TSA says a passenger with a laptop was waiting for the bathroom near the cockpit when a flight attendant told him to sit down.Police say Uskanil had been drinking but didnt meet the criteria for public drunkenness.News Now reports the man tried to get through a secure door at Los Angeles International Airport prior to the flight and was cited but not detained at the time.American Airlines aircraft are sto patrol escort build parked at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington,.S., August 8, uters/Joshua Roberts/File Photo.Local news outlets said the man had "breached" security at LAX but was allowed to board the plane.
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Bloomberg, the passenger set the laptop down next to the cockpit door.
Hawaii News Now reports he tried to open the cockpit door.
According to two eyewitnesses, the man who caused the disruption did not make it to the cockpit door.
Witnesses on Flight 31 told, nBC News correspondent Gadi Schwartz that the passenger had a shirt over his head and did not make it past the first-class section of the aircraft.