AirTran B737 near Jacksonville on Jun 8th 2012, unruly passenger

Last Update: June 9, 2012 / 14:03:15 GMT/Zulu time

Bookmark this article
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 8, 2012

Airline
Airtran

Flight number
FL-1879

Aircraft Registration
N299AT

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

An AirTran Boeing 737-700, registration N299AT performing flight FL-1879 from Atlanta,GA to Orlando,FL (USA) with 138 people on board, was enroute at FL390 about 130nm northwest of Jacksonville,FL (USA) when the crew decided to divert to Jacksonville due to male passenger, who had voiced a threat and subsequently locked himself into a lavatory refusing to come out again. While on approach to Jacksonville the passenger finally left the lavatory and complied with crew instructions again. The aircraft landed safely on Jacksonville's runway 08 about 30 minutes after leaving FL390. Police took the unruly passenger into custody.

A subsequent search of the aircraft did not bring up any trace of explosives.

The aircraft reached Orlando with a delay of 3 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 8, 2012

Airline
Airtran

Flight number
FL-1879

Aircraft Registration
N299AT

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

This article is published under license from Avherald.com. © of text by Avherald.com.
Article source

You can read 2 more free articles without a subscription.

Subscribe now and continue reading without any limits!

Are you a subscriber? Login
Subscribe

Read unlimited articles and receive our daily update briefing. Gain better insights into what is happening in commercial aviation safety.

Free newsletter

Want to know more and stay ahead? Get our free weekly newsletter and join 5471 existing subscribers.

By subscribing, you accept our terms and conditions and confirm that you've read our privacy policy.

Send tip

Support AeroInside by sending a small tip amount.

Related articles

Newest articles

Subscribe today

Are you researching aviation incidents? Get access to AeroInside Insights, unlimited read access and receive the daily newsletter.

Pick your plan and subscribe

Partner

Blockaviation logo

A new way to document and demonstrate airworthiness compliance and aircraft value. Find out more.

Virtual Speech logo

ELITE Simulation Solutions is a leading global provider of Flight Simulation Training Devices, IFR training software as well as flight controls and related services. Find out more.

Get updates

Never miss an article from AeroInside. Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter and join 5471 existing subscribers.

By subscribing, you accept our terms and conditions and that you've read our privacy policy.

AeroInside Blog
Popular aircraft
Airbus A320
Boeing 737-800
Boeing 737-800 MAX
Popular airlines
American Airlines
United
Delta
Air Canada
Lufthansa
British Airways