Wednesday, June 15, 2011

US Airways Mechanic Stows Away on Flight

us-airwaysCharlotte, North Carolina - A US Airways mechanic with “mental health issues” stowed away on a flight from Tampa, Florida to Charlotte in North Carolina. The man, who hid in an unpressurized compartment, then bought a ticket and flew on as a legitimate passenger on a second flight to Pittsburgh. Police at Pittsburgh’s airport met the man — who was not named, but was in his 40s — after being requested to do so by US Airways, apparently as a result of the man’s behavior at the gate, said Lt. Richard Mullen, Allegheny County Police Department.  More

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