Nov 17, 2015 2:12 PM

Passenger restrained on London-to-Boston flight after trying to enter cockpit and/or open exit door

NH1 News Wire Reports

BOSTON — A passenger had to be restrained on a flight headed to Boston Tuesday afternoon.

There are conflicting reports about what the passenger is accused to have done.

Massachusetts State Police say a passenger on a London-to-Boston British Airways flight has been restrained as she tried to enter the cockpit.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the passenger tried to get out an exit door.

British Airways told state police that the woman tried to enter the cockpit Tuesday on Flight 213. The flight landed about a half-hour ahead of schedule at Boston's Logan International Airport at 1:30 p.m. A spokesman for state police says troopers were getting ready to board the plane to take the passenger into custody.

A British Airways spokeswoman said the crew "requested that police meet the flight in Boston due to an unruly customer on board."

A review of the air traffic control transmission indicates pilots did not declare an emergency.

The airline says it does not tolerate abusive behavior, but it didn't elaborate.

No other details were immediately available.


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