Friday, July 3, 2009

Man Flies Naked From North Carolina to California


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 was taken into 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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