A woman was restrained by her fellow passengers after trying to open the door of her Detroit-bound plane after it departed from Indianapolis. DTW authorities confirmed that the incident was investigated by the FBI, which said it wouldn’t bring charges. Republic Airline apologized for the incident.
A traveler on a Detroit-bound flight from Indianapolis was restrained by her fellow passengers after she attempted to open the door of the plane in mid-air, The Detroit News reports. The incident occurred on Monday night, just shortly after the plane’s departure from Indianapolis.
The Detroit Free Press states that the woman was arrested after the plane landed at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW). The incident occurred onboard Republic Airline Flight 5972, which was being operated on behalf of Delta.
Speaking to the latter outlet via an e-mailed statement, Erica Donerson, a spokesperson for the airport, said, “As of now, it appears she did not have any criminal intent, and instead may be suffering from a medical issue. However, this is based on preliminary reports.”
However, Donerson also confirmed that this incident is being investigated by the FBI.
“After conducting an assessment of the incident and in consultation with the United States Attorney’s Office, it was determined no further investigation was warranted and no federal charges would be filed against the passenger,” the bureau said in a statement.
Jon Austin, a spokesperson for Republic Airline, commented for the carrier in a statement via e-mail, saying, “We’re aware of an incident which occurred on our Flight 5972 on Monday evening. While we can confirm that the flight landed without incident and ahead of schedule, we’re unable to further comment as this matter is still being investigated. We apologize to any passengers who were affected by this incident.”
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