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U.S. fighter jets scrambled due to unruly passenger
January 10, 2010, 3:38 pm
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U.S. fighter jets scrambled due to unruly passenger

Reuters
January 7, 2010

An unruly passenger aboard a Hawaii-bound airliner on Wednesday prompted the pilot to return the plane to Portland, Oregon, escorted by two military fighter jets, in the latest of several U.S. aviation security scares this week.

The Hawaiian Airlines jet en route to Maui’s Kahului Airport turned back because of “a suspicious passenger who made threatening remarks and refused to store his carry-on bag,” said Suzanne Trevino, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration.

The plane, escorted by two F-15 fighters scrambled out of Portland International Airport, landed there without further incident, and the man, who was not identified, was detained for questioning, authorities said.

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