Cockpit of passengers bound for Miami in Honduras causing flight delay

Of the thousands of airline flight cancellations and delays over the past month, most have been caused by outbreaks of Covid-19 or peril...


Of the thousands of airline flight cancellations and delays over the past month, most have been caused by outbreaks of Covid-19 or perilous weather conditions. But a flight from Honduras to Miami on Tuesday was delayed for a newer reason: A passenger stormed the cockpit and apparently attempted to exit through a window.

As an American Airlines flight boarded at Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, the passenger rushed into the open cockpit and “caused damage to the plane,” said the airline in a statement Tuesday evening.

A video posted on Twitter by a man who appeared to have been at the airport showed the passenger may have been attempting to exit the plane through a cockpit window.

Crew members responded before local authorities apprehended the man, American said.

“We congratulate our outstanding crew members for their professionalism in handling a difficult situation,” the statement said.

The man’s motive was not clear. American Airlines asked further questions of local authorities, who did not respond to emails or phone calls on Tuesday evening.

The episode came at a time when airlines saw a increase in violent behavior by passengers, many of whom protest hide mandates.

Regardless of the motivation, the passenger’s actions on Tuesday forced his fellow travelers to wait around seven hours for a new plane.

The theft was originally program take off just before 3 p.m., but American said in its statement that the flight was scheduled to take off around 9:30 p.m. instead. The airline company website had an even later departure time: 10:40 p.m.

The passengers were due to land in Miami around 2 a.m. Wednesday, according to the airline’s website.

The delay came just like thousands of flights were disrupted during the holiday travel rush. Between Friday and Sunday, around 5,000 flights were canceled, according to FlightAware, a data tracking service.

The list of woes is long for airlines, which during the pandemic have had to contend with travel slowdowns, violence from passengers and workers calling in sick at high rates as the Omicron variant has spread at an astonishing speed.



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