United Airlines Passenger Makes a Run for Cockpit During Flight

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A United Airlines 737-700 bound from Houston to New Orleans this weekend had to divert back to Houston after one the nearly 100 passenger onboard makes a run for the cockpit during the flight. However, based on one witness account it sounds like the flight attendants let the other passengers to restrain the woman and put her in zip-tie handcuffs.

Per ABC 13,

Passengers on United Airlines flight 898 from Houston to New Orleans had their trip delayed after a disruptive person forced the plane to turn around.

Julian Markowitz, who was on that plane, told Eyewitness News a woman seated in the back row made a run for the cockpit about 25 minutes into the 45 minute flight. He, along with four other passengers, tackled her.

Markowitz said the disruption started with the woman yelling and hitting the wall of the plane.

In an instant, she stands up, bolts to the aisle and started springing towards the cockpit,” Markowitz said. “As soon as she started running, I stand up and ask the flight attendant, ‘Can I help you with this? Do you need help?’ She said go for it, so I gently pushed the flight attendant out of the way and started sprinting after the woman myself.”

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