San Jose Flight Makes Unplanned Stop in Albuquerque
Continental Airlines planes at Houston Intercontinental Airport Thursday, May 19, 2005.
More than 100 passengers on a flight out of San Jose were forced to make an unscheduled stop in Albuquerque because there was a disruptive passenger in their midst.
Continental spokeswoman Christen David told AP that flight 1576 from San Jose to Houston had 133 passengers and six crew members on board.
Airport spokesman Dan Jiron told AP the passenger, a man, appeared to be suicidal. The FBI would not confirm that part of the story.
After the man was taken off the plane in New Mexico, the passengers and crew continued on without incident to Texas.
Published at 2:19 PM PST on Dec 8, 2010
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