PETALING JAYA, Jul 7 – A Delta Airlines flight made a turn back soon after takeoff from Seattle to Beijing on Thursday night after a passenger attempted to enter the cockpit, CNN reported today. Citing two people familiar with the incident, it said three people were injured in the incident aboard Delta flight 129, including two passengers and one crew member.
The flight turned back as it was flying over the western coast of Canada. In a Delta statement issued to CNN, it said a passenger was restrained and removed from flight 129 because of a “security incident” onboard, but did not elaborate. The passenger was taken into custody by law enforcement officers after the flight returned to the gate, Delta said. The Atlanta-based carrier said the flight would depart for Beijing again Thursday evening.