United Flight Grounded After Passenger Storms Cockpit

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Passengers who attempted to fly to Denver yesterday will have to try their flight again today after their United flight 1074 was returned to Dulles International Airport and grounded yesterday. As reported by ABC7 News, a passenger on the original flight Monday became violent mid-air and tried to storm the cockpit. The “passenger failed to comply with crew instructions, a spokesperson for the airline said today.”

United Flight Grounded After Passenger Storms Cockpit

“He ran forward towards the cockpit and he is being restrained by passengers,” said one of the pilots. “Cockpit is secure and we would like to return to the airport and have the authorities meet him.”

Law enforcement met the passenger at the gate in Washington and he was reportedly detained. Hopefully, there will be more information about who this passenger is and what his intentions were forthcoming.

Bottom Line

This is definitely a scary scenario. What strikes me about this story of course is the passengers who restrained him. What would you do in this situation? Do you think that you would try to help?

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