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Man detained after trying to open plane's door

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Delta Airlines says it's impossible to open a cabin door during flight, but that didn't stop one passenger from trying last night. Crew members and other passengers on the red-eye flight from Los Angeles to Tampa, Fla., subdued the man as the plane was diverted to Albuquerque, N.M. Federal authorities took Stanley Sheffield into custody once the plane was on the ground.

The FBI says authorities do not believe the incident was terrorism related, but it's unclear why Sheffield may have tried to open the door. He's now facing charges of interference with flight crew members and destruction of aircraft or aircraft facilities. Delta says there were 100 passengers and seven crew members on board flight 2148, but they were never in jeopardy. A spokeswoman says "the pressurization of the aircraft" makes opening the door impossible when the plane is in the air.

 

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