Passenger reportedly attempts to hijack Delta Airlines flight
A passenger on Delta Airlines (DAL) flight DL386 allegedly tried to hijack the plane by trying to break into the cockpit.
Delta Airlines (DAL) flight DL386 took off from Los Angeles (LAX) at 11:40 PDT on June 4, 2021. It was scheduled to land in Nashville (BNA) some 3.5 hours later. Instead, it diverted and landed in Alburquerque (ABQ) 1.5 hours after the takeoff.
The reason for the diversion is reportedly an attempted hijacking of the Boeing 737 plane. Local media is reporting that an unidentified passenger allegedly tried to break into the cockpit but was caught and restrained.
Delta Airlines Flight #386 bound from LA to Nashville TN was forced to land in Albuquerque today after a passenger attempted to breach the cockpit.— ∼Marietta (@ThisIsMarietta) June 5, 2021
The plane made an emergency landing at Albuquerque International Sunport without incident.#Tennessee #Deltapic.twitter.com/ORwqrpAXKD
The incident was caught on several videos circulating on social media. They show cabin crew wrestling with who could be assumed to be the hijacker. However, it remains unclear if the passenger indeed tried to break into the cockpit or was acting unruly in a different way.
AeroTime has reached out to Delta Airlines (DAL) for comment.
The aircraft carrying out the flight was a 6-year-old Boeing 737-932ER, registered as N830DN.
US Dept of Transportation extends rest hours for flight attendants
The US Department of Transportation has extended the minimum rest period for flight attendants...
Virgin Atlantic scraps London Heathrow-Hong Kong route after 30 years
Virgin Atlantic will not be resuming services between LHR and HKG due to the closure of Russian airspace ...
Nigeria’s ICAO member status elevated, improved safety standards recognized
The ICAO has promoted Nigeria’s member status and recognizes its safety standards following turbulent market condi...