Virgin America plane diverted after man tries to open cabin door


A plane from Boston to Los Angeles was diverted to Omaha when a man tried to open cabin door mid-flight.

By Heather Records

OMAHA, Sept. 23 (UPI) — A man is in custody after the FAA said he caused a flight from Boston to Los Angeles to make an unscheduled stop in Omaha.

The flight crew of Virgin America flight 363 asked for the diversion during its flight after a male passenger was found masturbating. He then tried to open the cabin door according to Omaha Police.

Witnesses said the man appeared upset and said he wasn’t feeling well.

Police removed the man from the flight in handcuffs.

The man –whose name has not been released — was subdued before the plane landed by the crew and a few off-duty Boston police officers.

The flight continued to Los Angeles after the man was taken off the flight.


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