Flight From Charlotte To LA Diverted After Passenger Removed Clothes

A US Airways flight from Charlotte to Los Angeles was diverted to Albuquerque after a male passenger removed his clothing mid-flight.

Dan Jiron, a spokesman for the Albuquerque airport, says 50-year-old Keith Wright of New York disrobed while sitting in his seat in the back of the aircraft.

Jiron says Wright was unresponsive when a flight attendant asked him repeatedly to get dressed and refused to be covered with a blanket.

Jiron says law enforcement employees who were passengers on the plane helped subdue and handcuff Wright before the flight landed.

The FBI says Wright is in federal custody on a charge of interfering with flight crew members and attendants.

A US Airways spokeswoman says the plane continued on to Los Angeles after Wright's arrest.


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  • by Anonymous on Jul 2, 2009 at 05:23 AM
    Thankfully this unresponsive man did not hurt or kill anyone. Also thankful that none of the law enforcement people where injured when they subdued and handcuffed this unresponsive person.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Jul 1, 2009 at 07:22 PM
    One good application of the Taser or pepper spray to a certain part of his anatomy would have had him more than ready to redress.
  • by Bob Location: Belhaven on Jul 1, 2009 at 06:28 PM
    Glad it wasn't anything serious...thats not the way you join the "Mile High" club!
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