Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Flight diverted after passenger undresses in seat

Flight diverted after passenger undresses in seat : "ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A cross-country US Airways flight was diverted to Albuquerque after a male passenger removed his clothing mid-flight. Dan Jiron, a spokesman for the Albuquerque airport, said 50-year-old Keith Wright of New York disrobed Tuesday while sitting in his seat in the back of the aircraft. He said Wright was unresponsive when a flight attendant asked him repeatedly to get dressed and refused to be covered with a blanket.

Jiron said law enforcement employees who were passengers on the plane helped subdue and handcuff Wright before the flight landed. The FBI said Wright is in federal custody on a charge of interfering with flight crew members and attendants.

A US Airways spokeswoman said the plane from Charlotte continued on to Los Angeles after Wright's arrest."