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United Airlines flight returns to Dulles after disturbance from violent passenger

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A United Airlines spokesman says a flight headed from Washington, D.C., to Denver had to return to Dulles International Airport after a passenger failed to comply with crew instructions. Spokesman Luke Punzenberger said in an emailed statement that Flight 1074 returned after takeoff Monday evening. He says local law enforcement met the aircraft at the gate and detained the passenger. His statement did not provide further details about what happened on board the Boeing 737. (helenair.com) Plus d'info...

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bovineone
Jeff Lawson 2
UAL1074 was just a little later than usual. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL1074/history/20150316/2326Z/KBOS/KIAD

Imgur shows the passenger being detained on the floor of the cabin: http://imgur.com/gallery/mANg3XQ
canuck44
canuck44 3
The guy's face after the Air Marshall and helper used it to clean the cabin floor.

http://imgur.com/gallery/mANg3XQ
KevinBrown
Kevin Brown 1
Here is a video of the alleged would-be hijacker being subdued by passengers. It will be interesting to learn about his background.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkmZ-cFXaDY&feature=youtu.be
jeta1unleaded
CYGK Flyboy 1
Now some news agency's reporting that a passenger failed to comply with crew instructions, not a hijacking attempt: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2015/03/flight-disturbance-sends-denver-bound-plane-back-to-dulles-passenger-removed--112370.html
bighugh
bighugh 0
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United flight turns back after passenger tackles man headed for cockpit

A quick-thinking passenger in the third row of a United flight to Denver tackled a man who was heading toward the cockpit, another man on the plane told CNN on Tuesday.

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/03/17/travel/united-airlines-flight-unruly-passenger/index.html
buckeem
Joe Daniel -1
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Unruly Passenger Causes Flight Return

A United Airlines flight was forced to return to Washington, D.C., after a passenger failed to comply with crew instructions, a spokesman for the airline said today.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/united-airlines-jet-grounded-disturbance/story?id=29686164
margeauxk
Margeaux K -1
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United Plane Makes U-Turn After Guy's 'Jihad' Freakout

Passengers on a United Airlines flight took matters into their own hands last night when a passenger started screaming "jihad" and running toward the cockpit.

http://www.newser.com/story/204145/united-plane-makes-u-turn-after-guys-jihad-freakout.html
jeta1unleaded
CYGK Flyboy 0
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Possible Hijacking attempt

United 1074 from Dulles to Denver, according to son of person on the flight someone tried to run to cockpit:

"This just happened, my father was on the plane and took this picture. Will post videos and more pictures if people are interested. He was screaming and sprinting towards the cockpit. Several large passengers tackled him before he even reached the door. "

Found on Reddit, seems to be true, don't know about it yet, no news services covering it at the moment just yet hoping for updates soon.

http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/2zb84a/failed_hijack_attempt_of_united_flight_out_of/

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