Suspicious passenger diverts New York-bound flight to RDU
Posted January 3, 2012
Morrisville, N.C. — An American Eagle flight bound for LaGuardia Airport in New York was diverted to Raleigh Durham International Airport Tuesday night after a man failed to claim two cellphones left in the plane's bathroom, said RDU spokeswoman Mindy Hamlin.
When the pilot landed at RDU, Hamlin said, he asked that the passenger be removed from the plane.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Transportation Security Administration were called in to investigate. They were questioning the man, whose name was not released, Tuesday night before deciding whether charges would be filed, Hamlin said.
The plane, which took off from Nashville, continued on to LaGuardia without the suspicious passenger on board.