An American Airlines plane with 121 passengers along with six crew members onboard was grounded in Honduras after a man damaged flight controls.
News Desk: A passenger broke into the cockpit of an American Airlines plane and caused damage as it was boarding for a flight from Honduras to Miami. However, the airport authorities took the man into custody after crew members intervened, the airlines said.
The passenger ran down the jetway and into the cockpit of the Boeing 737-800, which was carrying 121 passengers and six crew members. He damaged flight controls and attempted to jump out of an open window as pilots tried to stop him, ABC News reported.
The man was not immediately identified. There were no reports of injury.
“We applaud our outstanding crew members for their professionalism in handling a difficult situation,” American Airlines said.
The damaged aircraft was grounded at Ramon Villeda Morales International Airport in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, the airline said.