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An Alaska Airlines flight was forced to return to its origin on Wednesday after a passenger got naked and refused to follow crew instructions.
Alaska Airlines Flight 146, which departed Anchorage (ANC) for Seattle (SEA) on Wednesday morning, was forced to return to ANC. According to The Associated Press, a male passenger locked himself in a lavatory, took off his clothes and proceeded to behave in a disrupting manner.
“While no emergency was declared, the decision was made to return to Anchorage,” an Alaska Airlines spokesperson said.
A FlightAware map shows the flight’s return to ANC just after it had begun crossing over the Gulf of Alaska.
According to one passenger on board, when the aircraft arrived back at ANC airport police took the disruptive passenger off the flight through the aircraft’s rear door. A number of people were reportedly standing in between the disruptive passenger and seated travelers in order to shield the view.
Video captured on board the Boeing 737-700 aircraft shows that upon the aircraft’s arrival back at ANC, passengers were asked to deplane.
There were a total of 178 passengers on board. Travelers were eventually allowed to reboard, and the flight took off for SEA without incident just after 6:30am — about five hours later than originally scheduled.
At this point, it remains unclear if the subject was arrested.
Featured image by Wikimedia Commons.
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