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Unruly Flyer Bangs on Cockpit Door, Diverts Flight

While on an American Airlines flight from Ontario, California to Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport (DFW) on Thursday morning, 24-year-old Jerry Nguyen knocked loudly on the cockpit door and yelled, forcing the plane to divert its course. Passengers restrained the man while the plane landed in Lubbock, Texas, and Nguyen was escorted by police to jail in Lubbock County.

No injuries to flight staff or passengers have been reported.

To read more on this story, go to NBC DFW.

[Photo: American Airlines]

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LtKernelPanic September 28, 2016

They're dead wrong about videoing the incident. AA may try to prohibit it but it's not illegal and I'd have called them out for it.

Theblindguy September 24, 2016

I lwas on this flight. He didn't just start banging on the cockpit door. The flight attendants were aware he was acting irrational earlier in the flight. They had removed the seat belts from the safety demo bags far before the passenger headed for the cockpit door. Took 5 large men to hold him down until we landed. After he was off the plane the FA's went passenger by passenger to verify we didn't record and reminded us it was against the law to record an in air incident and a further violation to post to social media. They spent close to 30 minutes making sure no one had a recording and if so it was deleted. They didn't just ask you they asked the passenger next to you if they saw you recording anything. Seemed odd.