U.S. military jets escort civilian plane into Honolulu airport

U.S. military jets escort civilian plane into Honolulu airportThe U.S. military on Friday scrambled two Air Force fighter jets to escort an American Airlines flight into Honolulu International Airport after a disturbance was reported on board, a Pacific Command spokesman said. Neither the military nor American Airlines immediately disclosed the nature of the disturbance, but local news media reported that a passenger had tried to force his way into the cockpit of the Honolulu-bound flight from Los Angeles. HawaiiNewsNow, a consortium of three television network affiliates, cited unnamed sources as saying the man was Turkish and had earlier breached security at Los Angeles International Airport but “was assessed and allowed to board” the flight anyway.



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