FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) — An investigation is underway after a Miami-bound American Airlines flight had to be grounded on January 11 after a passenger rushed into the cockpit and damaged some controls.
Fort Worth-based American confirmed the incident happened on Flight 488 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. In a statement AA said, “Crew members intervened and the individual was ultimately apprehended by local law enforcement.”READ MORE: Parker County Sheriff's Search For Thieves Who Rigged Pumps, Stole Thousands Of Gallons Of Gas
CBS News has learned the suspect tried to exit through a cockpit window when a pilot intervened.READ MORE: Unseasonably Warm Before DFW Temperatures Drop Below Freezing, Bring Chance For Wintry Mix
A replacement aircraft was brought in and the flight later continued on to Florida.
The airline said, “We applaud our outstanding crew members for their professionalism in handling a difficult situation.”MORE NEWS: Students In Keller ISD Among Those Returning To Campus After COVID-19 Closure
There were 121 passengers and six crew members on the flight.