Unauthorized access to plane triggers flight delay

Published on : Monday, October 24, 2016

American AirlinesAccording to flight authorities, a particular flight that was travelling towards Boston from Philadelphia got delayed after a couple had boarded the plane without any authorization. Finally, a different aircraft was utilized to transport the other passengers.


The flight of American Airlines was scheduled to depart at 8 a.m., according to officials.


But then, two hours prior to the take off of the flight, a man, accompanied by a woman boarded the flight through a doorway and took their seats immediately, as revealed by the officials. Generally, the door is locked before the formal boarding process.


The officials of American Airlines said that the authorities had been able to discover the couple while they were boarding the flight.


Initially, the officials felt that the couple was on the appropriate flight. But then, the authorities asked the passengers to vacate the plane, searched the plane and then ensured that the passengers were put on an alternative plane ‘out of caution’.


The couple did not speak English.


The officials of American Airlines said that this case was not of a security breach since the couple had undergone the security processes prior to boarding the flight.


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