07-02-2002, 12:34 AM
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Passenger allegedly tries to enter airliner cockpit
Passenger allegedly tries to enter airliner cockpit, FBI says
A woman passenger allegedly tried to enter the cockpit of a Southwest Airlines jet in flight Monday but she was seized and turned over to local authorities for a mental evaluation, the FBI said. |
Sacramento-bound Flight 2060 turned around shortly after a 10:30 a.m. takoff from Los Angeles International Airport because a woman "began interfering with the flight crew," which is a federal violation, said Laura Bosley, an FBI spokeswoman.
"She tried to gain access to the cockpit and had to be physically restrained," she said. "It did not appear to be terrorist-related."