Paris-Bound AA Flight Diverted

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2011  |  Updated 10:26 PM CDT
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Paris-Bound AA Flight Diverted

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An American Airlines plane parks at the terminal after arriving at the Oakland International Airport November 2, 2007 in Oakland, California.

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An American Airlines flight originating in North Texas and bound for Paris was diverted to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Wednesday evening.

Flight 48 departed Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport at about 6:15 p.m. and was forced to change course.

American Airlines confirmed the flight was diverted because of an unruly passenger. The airline said the passenger, who is being interviewed by authorities in Chicago, may have been intoxicated.

The aircraft, a Boeing 767, landed safely at O'Hare shortly after 8 p.m.

The flight departed for Paris' Charles De Gaulle Airport shortly after 10 p.m. and will arrive about three hours late.

The flight, which is Fort Worth-based American's only daily nonstop flight to Paris, also left DFW Airport about an hour late.

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