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Airline passenger enters cockpit, damages controls


A passenger entered an American airline plane and caused extensive damage, reportedly wrecking the flight controls, gathered.

The American Airlines flight in Honduras was delayed Tuesday after the incident.

According to American Airlines, the incident occurred on a plane scheduled to fly from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, to Miami.

“A customer entered the open flight deck and caused damage to the aircraft. Crew members intervened and the individual was ultimately apprehended by local law enforcement,” American Airlines said in a statement to .

Details about the passenger and what caused him to damage the aircraft were not shared.
Authorities said that the male passenger entered the cockpit of the plane and damaged the flight controls. According to eye witness, the man tried to jump out of the cockpit’s window as the pilot tried to intervene.


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