MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Officials say an AirTran flight was safely diverted to a Memphis airport after a passenger tried to open an emergency exit on the plane.
Southwest Airlines spokesman Brad Hawkins said Tuesday that AirTran flight 265 was on its way from Baltimore to Austin, Texas, Monday evening when it had to make an emergency landing in Memphis because of an unruly passenger.
The passengers were temporarily removed from them plane so officials could interview them about the incident and check the aircraft.
Hawkins said the man was turned over to authorities in Memphis. The flight, which had 119 passengers and a crew of five, resumed its trip to Austin.
It wasn't immediately known if charges would be filed. The U.S. attorney's office in Memphis declined immediate comment Tuesday.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Friday, December 6 2013 2:18 PM EST2013-12-06 19:18:21 GMT
KHQ.COM - We all know that passwords protect our personal accounts and information. >>
KHQ.COM - We all know that passwords protect our personal accounts and information. However it's important to make sure that your password is unique and difficult to prevent people and software programs from figuring it out.>>
Sunday, December 8 2013 3:05 AM EST2013-12-08 08:05:29 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A gay teacher at a suburban Philadelphia Catholic high school has been fired after he applied for a New Jersey marriage license.>>
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A gay teacher at a suburban Philadelphia Catholic high school has been fired after he applied for a New Jersey marriage license. Michael Griffin was fired from Holy Ghost Preparatory School on Friday after administrators said his obtaining a license to marry his same-sex partner was a violation of the school's teaching terms and Griffin's contract.>>