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Man subdued on an American Airlines flight after trying to open an emergency exit

Posted on AllSides February 21st, 2024
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An American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in New Mexico after a disruptive passenger allegedly tried to open an emergency exit door, authorities said. Albuquerque International Sunport officials said Flight 1219 to Chicago returned to the airport shortly after takeoff Tuesday afternoon “due to a disturbance in the cabin involving a disruptive customer.” Albuquerque TV station KOAT interviewed several passengers including Emma Ritz, who said the man tried to open an emergency door while the jetliner was airborne. “He was sitting at the emergency exit and...

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