Unruly Passenger Forces Dallas-Bound Flight to Divert

By Monica Garske
|  Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014  |  Updated 9:04 PM EDT
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Unruly Passenger Forces Dallas-Bound Flight to Divert

KPNX

The plane, bound from San Diego to Dallas, made an unscheduled stop in Phoenix Wednesday due to a passenger disturbance.

An unruly passenger forced an American Airlines flight en route from San Diego to Dallas to land in Phoenix on Wednesday, officials say.

Transportation Security Administration officials said the plane diverted and made an unscheduled landing after the passenger caused a disturbance on board, but did not offer further details.

American Airlines flight 362 landed in Arizona at 2:14 p.m., about an hour after it left San Diego, KPNX in Phoenix reported. It had been scheduled to take off from San Diego at 12:50 p.m. and wound up departing at 1:19 p.m.

The flight took off from Phoenix Sky Harbor International at 3:29 p.m. PT and was scheduled to arrive in Dallas at 7:16 p.m. CT, according to the American Airlines website.

"AA 362 en route from San Diego to Dallas-Fort Worth made an emergency landing in Phoenix because of a disruptive passenger. The flight landed in Phoenix around 2pMT, the passenger was escorted off the flight, and they took back off at 3pMT," the airline said in a statement.

No injuries were reported and further details were not immediately released.
 

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