On Saturday around 3 p.m., an American Airlines flight from Indianapolis landed safely at LaGuardia Airport.
In Queens following a security incident involving a suspicious package and a passenger who was allegedly acting erratically. Authorities later determined that no criminal activity was involved.
Scared Passengers Prompted The Pilot to Make Emergency Landing
Saturday, passengers on a Republic Airways flight were thrown into a state of terror and uncertainty as the jet made an emergency landing at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport due to an onboard problem.
The passengers on American Eagle Flight 4817 reported a fellow passenger’s “suspicious and erratic behaviour,” leading to his immediate arrest upon landing.
On Sunday, law enforcement declared that they would not be filing any criminal charges against the individual.
The FBI and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey investigated the incident, and they concluded that it was a “misunderstanding.”
Abigal Kunkle, a passenger on the aircraft from Indianapolis to New York, stated, “Some people were yelling, ‘bomb,’ and some people were yelling, ‘fire.’
It’s pretty unclear what’s happening. Most people were simply saying, ‘Run. Go.'”
Officials reported a “security situation” involving a passenger on a flight from Indianapolis to New York City.
On Saturday afternoon, prompting the deployment of emergency services at LaGuardia Airport.
The passenger was still in police custody on Saturday night. Officials denied social media rumours that there was a bomb on board or that anyone had made threats involving explosives.
Delta Connection, United Express, and American Eagle are all airlines that Republic Airways provides service for, at least according to the company’s website.