US Airways B762 near Bangor on May 22nd 2012, unruly passenger

Last Update: May 23, 2012 / 20:30:24 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 22, 2012

Airline
US Airways

Flight number
US-787

Aircraft Registration
N251AY

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-200

ICAO Type Designator
B762

A US Airways Boeing 767-200, registration N251AY performing flight US-787 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Charlotte,NC (USA) with 179 passengers and 9 crew, was enroute at FL360 about 90nm southwest of Moncton,NB (Canada) when the crew decided to divert to Bangor,ME (USA) due to a passenger who behaved suspiciously. Approach control queried the crew whether the cockpit was secure, the crew affirmed the cockpit was secure. The aircraft landed safely on Bangor's runway 33 about 25 minutes later. The FBI took a female passenger into custody.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reported the aircraft diverted because of a passenger who exhibited suspicious behaviour. There was no bomb or explosives involved. A female passenger claimed to carry a surgically implanted device, however, never claimed it was an explosive.

Canada's Authorities reported the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reported a person of interest on board of the aircraft and instructed the flight to divert to Bangor when the aircraft was about 70nm east of Halifax,NS (Canada).

The woman was arrested by the FBI and had to appear in court on May 23rd although not formally charged. She was travelling to the USA to seek medical assistance, she told the court, though she had not made appointments with medical facilities. She thought to receive medical assistance upon landing when she wanted the captain to know she was carrying a surgically implanted device, this notification however triggered fears of possible terrorism. The woman was denied entry into the USA.

The airlines had been warned by FBI and Homeland Security, that terrorists were considering to surgically hide bombs inside human bodies to evade airport security.
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 22, 2012

Airline
US Airways

Flight number
US-787

Aircraft Registration
N251AY

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-200

ICAO Type Designator
B762

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