Hannigan From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 327 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9541 times:
Anyone have any information on the AA A300-600 that made an emergency landing in IAD tonight around 2020 local time on runway 1R? I saw ALL the firetrucks and security vans line the runway and escort him in once he landed. There was some slight holding south of the airport too. Anyone know what happened? He went back out a few hours later.
Contrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1842 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 9178 times:
The plane was enroute from Santa Domingo to JFK when a passenger became "unruly". Don't know much more, that's all the media is reporting.
I'd be interested in knowing why the captain picked IAD, it seems a little out of the way to me. Of course, I don't know what route ATC had assigned, nor do I know what kind of weather there was enroute.
In english: AA flight 789/26Dec, acft 061, JFK-SDQ landed IAD account of intoxicated passengers (note plural) threatening the crew. Emergency declared, plane landed overweight without incident. Passengers were arrested, maintenance inspected the plane and it refiled and continued.
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