A federal complaint says, traveler, Tun Lon Sein tried to bite an American Airlines flight attendant before he successfully opened an emergency exit door and jumped out of a plane Thursday at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.
Sein was traveling on American Airlines flight 5242 when he refused to stay seated, the complaint says. The plane was on the tarmac waiting for clearance to lift off, American Airlines said.
Sein tried to bite the flight attendant who tried to prevent him from opening the door, according to the complaint. Sein jumped from the plane onto an active ramp, the complaint said. “Sein spoke little or no English during these events,” the complaint says, “However, circumstances surrounding his actions show that Sein understood the directions of the flight attendant, as well as the safety requirements of commercial air travel.” h/t
Authorities said that is Sein is found guilty of violating a federal transportation law, he faces a fine and up to 20 years in prison,
ABC7 is reporting, a passenger traveling on a flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Hawaii had to be subdued Friday after he allegedly tried to break into the cockpit.
American Airlines spokeswoman Katie Cody said Flight 31 from LAX landed in Honolulu at 11:35 a.m., where law enforcement officers were requested to meet.
Sources tell ABC News that initial reports are that a man, a foreign national, tried to breach the cockpit door before he was subdued.
The man was taken into custody, and authorities were now analyzing a suspicious item associated with the suspect.
US Pacific Command confirmed that an F-22 fighter aircraft stationed at Hickam AFB were sent to escort the American Airlines airliner to Honolulu.
The Department of Homeland Security said it has been briefed on the incident and is “prepared to assist other federal and local law enforcement agencies as they investigate.”
There were 181 passengers and six crew members, Cody said. She was not aware of injuries.
Thomas Dimassimo, the man who attempted to rush the stage at an Ohio Donald Trump rally, may have ties to terror group, ISIS.
Dimassimo was taken down and arrested by fast acting Secret Service agents assigned to protect the GOP frontrunner. Reports say the protester, who frequently stands on the American flag, was cited and released from custody.
5 Fast Facts You Need to Know: A protester has been arrested after he tried to rush the stage while Donald Trump was speaking during a rally Saturday morning in Dayton, Ohio, authorities say. Continue reading
A Greyhound bus has overturned on U.S. Highway 101 at state Route 85 in San Jose, CA, causing major traffic delays.
Firefighters were seen trying to access passengers through the vehicle’s roof trapdoor. There is no official report on how many people were traveling on the bus and how many may have incurred injuries at this time. (Updated below.)
According to the CHP, two of the roughly 40 passengers aboard the Greyhound bus were killed. A Greyhound spokeswoman said she was looking into the matter and didn’t immediately confirm it was a Greyhound bus. h/t nbcbayarea
American Airlines has cited computer issues as the reason to stop flights heading to Dallas, Chicago and Miami.
An Airline spokesman said Thursday that the outage began around 11 a.m. CDT.
The airline does not yet know the cause of the computer problem but says it is working to fix it. Continue reading
Police are searching for two girls who vanished at Los Angeles International Airport after becoming separated from group of tourists.
Ly Camly Vuong, 12, and Linh Huyen Cao, 17, are visiting from Vietnam and do not speak a lick of English. The pair were last seen speaking with a Caucasian man in the baggage-claim area about 7:10 p.m., police said.
Vuong is considered a “critical” missing person because she is under the age of 15. Continue reading
A powerful magnitude 4.0 earthquake has struck near Fort Worth, Dallas, Texas!
5km (3mi) NNW of Venus, Texas
9km (6mi) S of Mansfield, Texas
12km (7mi) W of Midlothian, Texas
14km (9mi) SE of Rendon, Texas
252km (157mi) NNE of Austin, Texas
A FedEx Ground driver was shot while delivering a load of packages to a facility In Memphis Tennessee.
According to police, the shooter was driving a blue vehicle when he fired the shots around 4:40 p.m.
He was shot in the area of Holmes Road and Malone Road, which is southeast of Memphis International Airport. Continue reading
There’s 101 ways to fire someone, but leave it to Uber to use the world’s most inappropriate font.
Uber recently fired half of its Chicago-based staff. In emails, the employees were terminated in, of all things, Comic Sans.
Here’s why the employees were fired in the first place: Continue reading
Farrah Abraham, the poor soul enlisted to make all of these old guys even richer, took her first stab at throwing her name around… and let’s just say that didn’t go so great.