United Airlines flight 1074 had to return for an emergency landing at Washington Dulles International Airport, Virginia, on March 16.
The flight, en-route from Washington Dulles International Airport to Denver International Airport, had to make a U-turn, after a passenger approached the cockpit yelling “jihad, jihad”. One of the pilots then contacted the airport authorities saying, “He ran forward towards the cockpit, and he is being restrained by passengers… Cockpit is secure, and we would like to return to the airport and have the authorities meet him.”
The plane, carrying 33 passengers and 6 crew members, landed uneventfully. No one was harmed.
According to a Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority spokesperson, “A passenger was removed from the plane and transported to a local hospital for evaluation.”
The airline said the passengers were transported to their destination on March 17.