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Flight bound for Korea turns back

Suspicious passenger disrupts Hawaiian Airlines flight

Aug 18, 2016

Hawaiian Airlines flight 459 from Honolulu to South Korea forced to turn back last night when a passenger was acting in a suspicious manner.

After flight attendants reported the suspicious behavior, the plane diverted back to Honolulu where the aircraft landed at 8:35 pm and was met by law enforcement officials. Over a dozen law enforcement vehicles surrounded the plane as the suspicious passenger was taken off the plane. Witnesses said 2 young men were escorted off the flight.

The rest of the 285 passengers deplaned safely to await another flight.

The FBI is investigating, and no word has been received yet on what the passenger did that disrupted the flight.

Suspicious passenger disrupts Hawaiian Airlines flight
Image courtesy of Jon 'n Amy Fay

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