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Flight diverted to RDU after brothers' fight

Posted September 6, 2008
Updated September 7, 2008

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— A JetBlue flight from Boston to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., diverted to Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Saturday after two brothers fought on the plane, RDU officials said.

The brothers' names were not released, and RDU officials said they did not know what started the fight.

Flight 455, which had left Boston over two hours late, landed at RDU at 5:40 p.m., they said.

RDU police met the plane and held one of the brothers until FBI agents arrived. The FBI handles in-air incidents because they come under federal jurisdiction.

Amy Thoreson with the FBI's Charlotte Office said she could not release any information.

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