Crew Restrains Passenger Attempting to Enter Cockpit
A reinforced cockpit door and the quick actions of a United flight crew stopped a passenger from forcing his way into the cockpit on a flight en route to Buenos Aires Feb. 6.
Halfway through Flight 855 between Miami and Buenos a passenger in the United Economy(r) cabin forcibly attempted to breach the locked cockpit door. The reinforcements on the door kept the passenger from breaking through entirely and allowed the crew time to stop him. The man, who was injured in the attempt, was restrained for the remainder of the flight and provided with medical attention. On arrival in Buenos Aires, he was immediately turned over to local authorities, who placed him under arrest.