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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Nomadic Matt said...

i'd love to hear the follow up with his reasonings...

Steve said...

That's what we Brits would call "flying low", but taken to the extreme... I hope they disinfected his seat afterwards, ugh!

PinayWAHM said...

Hmmm....that's interesting. Did ever get an answer from him as to why he decided to disrobe mid flight?

Hopping by here...


AndyEWilliams said...

It must be hard for the flight attendants to tell when a passengers just being an arse as opposed to having forgotten to renew the prescription on their meds. In any case security takes any in-flight disturbance pretty seriously these days. But at least they knew the poor guy wasn't hiding any weapons.