Praying Passenger Gets Denver to DC Plane Military Escort
A passenger praying in the aisles will apparently get your plane priority landing privileges.
9News (“Praying passenger forces Denver-to-D.C. flight to make emergency landing“):
A United Airlines flight from Denver to Washington D.C. made an emergency landing at Dulles Washington International Airport Thursday after officials say a male passenger got up in the middle of the aisle and began to pray.
Flight 662 landed safely at Dulles 13 minutes earlier than its scheduled time.
The Boeing 757 aircraft got a military escort to Dulles, after the call came out just before 9:00 p.m. All passengers on board the plane were allowed to de plane except for the disorderly person.
Police and EMS escorted the disorderly man off the plane. He was handcuffed and placed in the back of a police cruiser. Tweets on this topic speculated that the man experienced some kind of “emotional or mental problem.”
United spokeswoman Megan McCarthy told the Associated Press the crew declared an emergency because a passenger wasn’t following flight attendant instructions for landing.
Oddly, Fox News headlines this story “Praying passenger diverts flight from Denver to DC.” I say “oddly” because the plane seems to have landed precisely where it was supposed to land.