Unruly passenger forces plane to make emergency landing

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
It was quite a scare for the nearly 200 passengers aboard Flight 722 from Chicago, which was Sacramento bound but had to land in Omaha, Nebraska.

It started with loud, frantic voices on Southwest Flight 722 from Chicago on its way to Sacramento.

SACRAMENTO, CA (NBC) - The pilot of a Southwest Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing after passengers said a man tried to open the exit door.

It was quite a scare for the nearly 200 passengers aboard Flight 722 from Chicago, which was Sacramento bound but had to land in Omaha, Nebraska.

It started with loud, frantic voices on Southwest Flight 722 from Chicago on its way to Sacramento.

People on board the planes say the commotion stemmed from this man trying to open the rear exit door.

Witnesses say he wanted to jump out of the plane.

One of those men, Dr. Scott Porter first thought it was a medical emergency but soon realized there was a threat.

Witnesses say the man was not coherent.

The pilot was forced to make an emergency landing in Nebraska.

Air Marshals escorted him off the plane, people clapping as they drove him away.

Great, and some passengers say heroic.


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