Houston, USA (Mckoy’s News)- US Passenger ‘tried to open door’ Mid-Flight to Houston: A plane travelling from Los Angeles to Houston was diverted after a woman tried to open an emergency exit near the end of the flight, passengers say.
The woman, who police have not named, was subdued by a police officer who had joined the force two weeks earlier.
A passenger on Southwest Airlines Flight 4519 told KHOU-TV that the woman was behaving erratically throughout Sunday’s morning flight.
“She wrote ‘Help me’ and her name” on napkins, the traveller said.
“I knew something wasn’t right,” the passenger said, adding the woman’s behaviour drew attention even before she had boarded the flight at LAX airport.
“It was weird, something like you see on TV. You never expect to think you’d be on that same flight.”
Southwest Airlines said in a statement that the pilot chose to divert to Corpus Christi, Texas, after crew members reported “a potential threat in the cabin”.
Contributed by Dr Colin O Jarrett