United Airlines Flight from Chicago Diverted to Alaska Over 'Disruptive Passenger'

Randall Padilla
January 7, 2018

Staci Feger-Pellessier, the public affairs specialist and media representative for the Anchorage F.B.I. office, said officials were notified that "an unruly passenger had caused some kind of disturbance" on the plane.

Police said that he smeared feces around in a couple bathrooms and also tried to stuff his shirt down a toilet.

Passenger Tri Nquyen sat next to the man, a family friend who offered to ensure his safe arrival in Vietnam.

A cleaning crew was able to decontaminate the entire craft but the delay forced other passengers to remain in Alaska overnight.

"United flight 895, traveling from Chicago to Hong Kong, diverted to Anchorage last night due to a disruptive passenger", the airline wrote in a statement.

In a statement, United said the unlucky passengers were put up in hotels and that the airline would be working to get them to their destinations as soon as possible.

The passenger responsible for the mess, however, co-operated with the airline crew later and stayed in his seat till he was escorted off the plane by authorities. He was later taken to a local hospital for a psych evaluation, and in the end, no charges were filed. This is not the first time a flight had made an emergency landing for a weird reason.

Thankfully, he stayed cooperative during the rerouting process, landing at Ted Stevens International Airport just after 6 p.m., where he was then met by Airport Police and FBI Agents.

No one was injured during the incident, KTUU reports.

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