Military Jets Escort Hawaii-Bound American Airlines Plane

Sunday, May 21, 2017
By George Hatcher

A Hawaii-bound American Airlines plane was escorted by two fighter jets on May 19th.

American Airlines flight 31 was heading from Los Angeles, California, to Honolulu, Hawaii, when a passenger tried to break into the cockpit. The crew reported the disturbance, which prompted the Pacific Command to dispatch a pair of fighter jets for escort.

The passenger, identified as Turkish national Anil Uskanil, 25, was restrained and subdued before the plane landed in Honolulu.

“The aircraft is currently on the ground, and the individual who disrupted the flight has been detained,” the Department of Homeland Security said.

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