‘Unruly’ Passenger Diverts Incoming Flight

The JetBlue flight from JFK to San Diego International Airport safely deplaned in Denver

By Monica Garske
|  Thursday, Jan 31, 2013  |  Updated 10:12 PM PDT
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‘Unruly’ Passenger Diverts Incoming Flight

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A flight scheduled to come into San Diego from New York City was diverted to Denver Thursday night due to an unruly passenger on board, airline officials confirmed.

According to JetBlue Airways corporate communications spokesperson Sharon A. Jones, JetBlue Flight 185 from JFK to the San Diego International Airport diverted to Denver, landing safely in Colorado at 7:15 p.m.

A total of 137 people were aboard the plane. Upon arriving in Denver, Jones said the “unruly customer” was met by local law enforcement officers. The passenger's name was not released.

JetBlue did not release any further details on what may have led to the in-flight disturbance.

Our Denver affiliate, KUSA, reports it was a “customer service” issue between a flight attendant and a female passenger. Once she was escorted off the plane, the flight was back in the air.

FAA spokesperson Ian Gregor confirmed the unscheduled stop was the result of a “security issue” aboard the airplane, but could not elaborate. The TSA and FBI are now handling the investigation.

FBI officials told NBC 7 that no arrests have been made and the in-flight incident does not appear to be terrorism-related.

The San Diego International Airport website says Flight 185 was originally scheduled to land in San Diego at 8:10 p.m. For now, the flight continues to reflect a "delayed" status.

There is no word yet on what time Flight 185 will land in San Diego.
 

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