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(Neb.)-Unruly Man Forces Canadian Flight To Land In Nebraska

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 11/05/2013 03:06 PM

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     LINCOLN, Neb. (ASSOCIATED PRESS) - An international flight en route from Jamaica to Canada landed in Nebraska early Tuesday after an unruly passenger tried to open the plane's door.
 
     Sunwing airlines Flight 739 landed in Lincoln with about 140 passengers at 12:22 a.m. Tuesday.
 
     Sunwing spokesman Daryl McWilliams says the incident began when four women on the flight taunted a 48-year-old Calgary man. The man became extremely agitated and tried to open the plane's door.
 
     The Boeing 737 spent 5 1/2 hours on the tarmac while the FBI investigated before continuing on to its destination of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Passengers were given $75 flight vouchers.
 
     The man was taken to a Lincoln hospital.
 
     The four women who were involved in the incident were also removed from the flight.
 
     Federal prosecutors have decided not to file charges.


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