An American Airways flight headed to New York Metropolis from Miami was compelled to divert to Jacksonville, Florida, after somebody sprayed pepper spray.
A spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration instructed FOX Enterprise that the incident occurred Sunday on American Airways Flight 1680 from Miami to New York Metropolis.
The spokesperson mentioned the flight wanted to be diverted to Jacksonville Worldwide Airport in Florida after somebody inadvertently sprayed a bottle of pepper spray on the aircraft.
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The plane was cleaned after the diversion and continued to New York Metropolis’s LaGuardia Airport.
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The FAA will examine the incident.
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FOX Enterprise reached out to American Airways for remark.
Pepper spray is a banned substance to own as a carry-on merchandise inside planes, in response to the Transportation Safety Administration. Nevertheless, a 4 fl. oz. container of mace or pepper spray is allowed in checked baggage — so long as there is a security mechanism connected to forestall discharge, the TSA mentioned.