Flight diverted to land in Fargo, North Dakota, due to suspicious passenger
- By staff writers http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/flight-diverted-to-land-in-fargo-north-dakota-due-to-suspicious-passenger/story-e6frf7jx-1225939989395
A PINNACLE Airlines flight that was scheduled to land in Grand Forks, North Dakota, today was diverted to land in Fargo instead due to a suspicious person on board, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said in a statement.
Pinnacle flight 4375, which took off from Minneapolis International Airport with 20 people on board, was scheduled to arrive at Grand Forks Airport on Sunday morning local time. Around 10.50am, the TSA was notified by the plane’s crew of a suspicious passenger on board the flight.
The pilot made the decision to divert the flight to Fargo Airport, “out of an abundance of caution,” said Pinnacle Airlines spokesman Eric Epperson. The plane landed at Fargo without incident.
TSA agents and local law enforcement officers met the plane when it landed. Passengers were deplaned and the plane was moved to a remote location, where authorities swept it with negative results.
The plane’s passengers were rescreened and interviewed, then put onto different flights to get them to Grand Forks.
Mr Epperson did not know if the suspicious passenger was cleared to continue on to his or her destination or taken into custody.
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