Roy Roth of Chapel Hill was on a USAir flight from Boston toPhiladelphia on Friday when, he says, the pilot was coming in at a gentleglide, then suddenly accelerated to bring the planeup. But Roth says the strangest thing was the report from the pilot.
Roth says the passengers were told on landing that the plane had toavoid a parachutist.
The FAA confirms that an incident occurred at 4:10 Fridayafternoon involving USAir flight 969, which was the one on which Rothwas traveling.
There's no word on whether the parachutist involved was military orcivilian.