December 4, 2023

A passenger on a United Airways flight Chicago to Los Angeles was arrested Friday after attempting to enter the cockpit and open the exit doorways, the Federal Aviation Administration confirmed to Fox Information Digital.

In an announcement, the FAA stated that United Airways flight 1641 was compelled to return to the gate at Chicago O’Hare Worldwide Airport after a passenger disrupted takeoff plans Friday at 9 p.m. CT.

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A United Airways flight from Chicago O’Hare to LAX was disrupted by a passenger trying to enter the cockpit and open the exit doorways earlier than takeoff, based on the FAA. (ED JONES/AFP by way of Getty Photographs / Getty Photographs)

Restricted particulars have been instantly accessible, however the FAA stated the unruly passenger unsuccessfully tried to enter the cockpit and open the exit doorways.

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Regulation enforcement was ready for the passenger upon the Boeing 737’s return to the gate.

United Airlines plane

When United Airways flight 1641 returned to the gate at Chicago O’Hare, regulation enforcement was ready for the disruptive passenger, the FAA stated. (┬áPaul Hennessy/SOPA Photographs/LightRocket by way of Getty Photographs / Getty Photographs)

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United Airways, Chicago police and TSA didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information Digital’s request for remark.