Drunk Passenger Forces Plane to Return to Philly
Police say U.S. Airways flight 742 took off at 7:51 p.m. and returned to Philly at 9:47 p.m. The plane turned around after an intoxicated passenger became unruly during the flight, according to police. Brenda Pfahnl, a passenger on the flight, claimed the passenger was threatening the lives of airline employees. The unidentified man was taken into custody.
No one was hurt. The flight was scheduled to leave again at 1:15 a.m. Thursday but never did due to a mechanical problem. Once the problem was fixed it was too late for the crew on board — they had times out and weren’t allowed to fly, according to US Air.
The question everybody wants answered: Was that passenger from Spain? Or Philly? A lot is riding on the answer.