Flight Diverted After Passenger Disrobes

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A US Airways flight from Charlotte to Los Angeles was diverted to Albuquerque after a male passenger removed his clothing mid-flight.

Dan Jiron, a spokesman for the Albuquerque airport, says 50-year-old Keith Wright of New York disrobed while sitting in his seat in the back of the aircraft.

Jiron says Wright was unresponsive when a flight attendant asked
him repeatedly to get dressed and refused to be covered with a
blanket.

Jiron says law enforcement employees who were passengers on the
plane helped subdue and handcuff Wright before the flight landed.

The FBI says Wright is in federal custody on a charge of interfering with flight crew members and attendants.

A US Airways spokeswoman says the plane continued on to Los Angeles after Wright's arrest.


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