"Unruly" Man Diverts DFW-Bound AA Flight

Thursday, Nov 4, 2010  |  Updated 11:17 PM CDT
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John Heller

Airport officials say a Texas-bound flight was diverted to Salt Lake City after a report of an unruly passenger.

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An American Airlines flight from Oregon to North Texas was diverted to Salt Lake City on Thursday because of a report of an unruly passenger, an airport official said.

American Airlines spokesman Tim Smith said a male passenger refused to comply multiple times with directions from the flight crew.

Spokeswoman Barbara Gann said American Airlines Flight 1476 from Portland to Dallas/Fort Worth landed at Salt Lake City International Airport at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Gann said the man and his bags were removed from the flight, and FBI agents and airport security questioned him. The FBI said agents determined there was no wrongdoing. The man was released without being charged and was allowed to take a different flight.

Smith said the aircraft was also searched before departing Salt Lake City for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Flight 1476 originally left Portland at 12:30 p.m. and was scheduled to land at DFW Airport at 4:15 p.m.

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