On an American Airlines flight from L.A. to Honolulu last Friday there was a strange incident that officials are still trying to figure out.
AA Flight 31 left Los Angeles at 8.34 a.m. Several hours later, a man tried to force his way into the cockpit. Passengers and crew subdued the man and tied him into a seat with duct tape for the rest of the flight.
The Air Force scrambled two F-22 fighters to escort the flight, according to Freedom Daily.
What makes the story even more curious was that the man was named Anil Uskanil and has been identified a Turkish man. While there is speculation that Uskanil is a Muslim, officials have not been able to confirm that.
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Prior to the flight, Uskanil had also been detained at LAX for trying to enter a secure area. Passengers on the flight also reported that he attempted to take a first class seat before being moved by crew members.
Airlines have had a rough couple of weeks in the wake of various incidents involving unruly passengers. However, nothing should interfere with the airlines and TSA from erring on the side of caution.