Thursday, 18 April, 2019

Unruly Passenger Jumps Onto Tarmac at Phoenix Airport

American Airlines plane refueling at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Man on flight ‘randomly touched the faces’ of passengers, sprayed unknown substance, jumped out once plane landed
Jeannette Daniel | 15 April, 2019, 19:58

An American Airlines passenger jumped from a grounded plane after landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Arizona on Friday morning, Fox News reported.

An American Airlines passenger was detained on Friday after a peculiar outburst on a flight to Phoenix, which culminated in him leaping from the plane onto the tarmac.

Thompson says the man was escorted to the front of the Boeing 737-800 but opened a service door and jumped out. He landed on the ground approximately 10 feet below, sustaining minor injuries.

Police said they do not know what was in the spray bottle.

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The man was brought to the front of the plane after landing to disembark first because of some unusual behaviors that he was exhibiting, such as touching other passengers' faces and spraying a spray bottle on them. Flight attendants attempted to calm the man down and move his seat.

'Once stopped, he tried to make a run for it hitting various passengers, including me, ' Johnson said.

Neither police nor American Airlines indicated whether it had been determined what was sprayed by the man but there were no reports of injuries to passengers. Once the flight arrived at the gate, the passenger opened one of doors and jumped off the aircraft.

Passenger Scott Laser told WABC that the plane veered left during the impact and then took a sharp right turn during the takeoff. Law enforcement and paramedics responded'.

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