Turkish passenger tries to breach cockpit on American Airlines Hawaii flight: report

Posted May 19, 2017 6:26 pm by Comments

A passenger from Turkey aboard an American Airlines Group Inc. flight to Hawaii reportedly tried to breach the cockpit, prompting law enforcement to detain the suspect upon landing. The incident occurred on American Airlines flight 31 from Los Angeles, which safely landed in Honolulu at 11:35 a.m. local time. The passenger in question tried to break down the cockpit door and had also breached security at Los Angeles International Airport, which later allowed him on flight, according to a report from HawaiiNewsNow. The incident prompted the flight landing with a military escort, according to HawaiiNewsNow. “Due to a disturbance during the flight, the crew requested that law enforcement meet the aircraft upon landing in Honolulu,” American said in a statement, adding that the airline has been in touch with federal law enforcement and that the matter is being handled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Honolulu Division.

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