A passenger on an American Airlines flight was arrested on Saturday after trying to breach the cockpit. Crew members on the American Airlines Flight 31 and an off-duty police officer took an American Airlines passenger into custody who caused a disturbance aboard a flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Hawaii on Friday morning and the Airbus 321 landed in Honolulu.
“Due to disturbance during the flight, the crew requested that enforcement meet the aircraft upon landing in Honolulu,” American Airlines said in a statement.
Two Pacific command F-22 Raptors from the US Pacific Command escorted the flight for the final part of the flight, Navy Cmdr. Dav Benham said.
Reports emerged that the man tried to break through the cockpit door before being subdued by the flight crew and an off-duty police officer.
CNN reported that the Department of Homeland Security tweeted the person was detained and that the incident appeared to be isolated.
A passenger on the flight posted an Instagram video of the arrest.
Crazy! Someone tried to break into the cockpit on my flight from LA to Honolulu. We were greeted by the FBI. They are now taking us off the plane a few rows at a time for dog sniffing and interviews. I’ve never seen anything like this. #cnn #fbi #usa #homelandsecurity #hawaii #news —– Any interested news outlets are welcome to use my footage, please credit BPLUS.noisefloor.dnb as the source.
“Crazy! Someone tried to break into the cockpit on my flight from LA to Honolulu,” Instagram user bplus.noisefloor.dnb wrote.
“We were greeted by the FBI,” the passenger added. “They are now taking us off the plane a few rows at a time for dog sniffing and interviews. I’ve never seen anything like this.”
Another passenger on board also tweeted about the whole incident and posted a video on Twitter.
— Shanell Wolslagel (@SJWolslagel) May 20, 2017