Delta's insane passenger forced to make emergency landing
A mad man tried to break into the cockpit of a Delta aircraft en route from California to Tennessee. As a result, the plane made an emergency landing at an intermediate airport, where the man was taken into custody.
Delta Flight 386, from Los Angeles bound for Nashville, arrived around 2:20 p.m. local time at Albuquerque International Sunport.
The Boeing 737-900 had 162 passengers and six crew members aboard, the airline said.
The incident was filmed by other passengers.
This was our view from the 3rd row right after the @Delta attendants and passengers apprehended the person who attempted to get into the cockpit. He was screaming “Stop the plane.” pic.twitter.com/8CG7zNFpTq— Jessica Robertson (@jesscribe) June 4, 2021
The violent man was immediately neutralized. The intruder's arms and legs were tied with yellow ropes. First, the man was carried to the tail of the plane, where he stayed until landing and handing over to the authorities.
“Thanks to the crew and passengers of Delta Flight 386 … who assisted in detaining an unruly passenger as the flight diverted to Albuquerque,” Delta said in a statement.
The man's motives for breaking the law remain unknown. The FBI and local authorities did not say whether the man was under alcohol or drugs at the time of the incident. Delta Airlines previously banned nearly 500 people from flying their planes due to violation of Covid rules on board.