Flight returns to BNA after passenger demands access to cockpit


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A flight destined for Washington D.C. Friday had to make a U-turn after an unruly passenger caused a commotion.

Authorities say American Airlines flight 5532 returned to Nashville International Airport after a passenger demanded access to the cockpit.

There were reportedly no physical altercations — only verbal demands from the passenger.

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The flight landed safely back at BNA shortly after departure at 4:20 p.m. There, it was met by law enforcement officers who took the passenger into custody.

Flight 5532 later departed Nashville just after 6 p.m.

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