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Another Scare In The Air For American  
User currently offlineRWally From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 555 posts, RR: 3
Posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2981 times:

An American Airlines 767-300 made an emergency landing in Los Angeles today. The flight was scheduled from HNL to DFW, but made the emergency landing in Los Angeles because a passenger threatened the crew with a coat hanger and knife. LAPD and the FBI were waiting for the passenger in Los Angeles when the plane arrived. There were no injuries.

Source: KNBC-Los Angeles

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User currently offlineEyeSky From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 332 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2920 times:
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I wonder what the guy's blood alcohol level was?

User currently offlineFFMilesJunkie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2911 times:

Disturbance Forces Emergency Landing At LAX
Honolulu To Dallas Flight Stopped Short In Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES , Updated 9:49 a.m. EST December 12, 2000 -- The pilot of an American Airlines jetliner en route from Honolulu to Dallas was forced to make an emergency landing at LAX Tuesday morning after a passenger allegedly threatened others on the plane with a knife.

A local TV station reports that the FBI took the man off the plane and that he is being mentally evaluated at a hospital.

No one was injured in the incident, said FBI Special Agent Matthew McLaughlin, according to a local news service, but during the nonstop Flight 8, the suspect "started acting very aggressive, in a very threatening manner."

The man became unruly shortly after the flight left Honolulu, and the pilot was forced to land the plane in Los Angeles at about 1:30 a.m.

As the jet taxied toward the gate, the suspect -- identified as Paul Gordon Cochran, 46, from Texas -- opened a door and stood in the doorway with the two-inch knife in his hand, as police stood by on the ground, McLaughlin said.

"Police did a brief negotiation and took him into custody," McLaughlin said. The FBI was holding the man on suspicion of interfering with a flight crew, he said.

After one hour on ground, the flight resumed its journey to Texas.

According to news reports, Cochran was being held at a hospital for mental evaluation. If convicted, the suspect would face as many as five years in prison, the news service reported.

User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2819 times:

Its kinda funny when I saw the report on this incident, they said the Boeing 767-300 and they showed a picture of a 757.. Some news people need to brush up on their a/c idenifications!!!!

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