Monday, 12 September 2011
There was a security scare on the tenth anniversary of 9/11 as a couple aroused (sorry) suspicion on board a flight after spending a prolonged period in the toilet together. The suspicion lead to two F-16 jets being scrambled to shadow the Frontier Flight 623 and for the plane to be met by the police on landing at Denver airport.
ABC news reported that the couple were detained for questioning but released without charge.
The incident was not the only scare of the day as two further F-16s were sent to escort a Los Angeles to New York flight after three passengers made repeated trips to the bathrooms. American Airlines flight 34 safely landed at New York JFK airport later that afternoon.
Posted by Tom Warsop at 13:50