Passenger breaks into American Airlines plane's cockpit, damages controls

An American Airlines 737-800 aircraft sits at a gate at O'Hare Airport on January 29, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. SCOTT OLSON/GETTY IMAGES

A passenger broke into the cockpit of an American Airlines Plane and caused damage as it was boarding for a flight from Honduras to Miami, the airline said.

The culprit was taken into custody right after crew members intervened. The passenger ran down the jetway and into the cockpit of the Boeing 737-800, which was carrying 121 passengers and six crew members.

ABC News reported that he damaged flight controls and attempted to jump out of an open window as pilots tried to stop him. The man was not immediately identified. There were no reports of injury.

"We applaud our standing crew members for their professionalism in handling a difficult situation, "American Airlines said.

The airline said that the damaged aircraft was grounded at Ramon Villeda Morales International Airport in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

Publish : 2022-01-12 15:47:00

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