Flight diverts to Boston due to unruly passenger

A British Airways Boeing 777 in flight

Flight diverts due to unruly passenger: BOSTON - A British Airways flight has been diverted to Boston's Logan International Airport because of an unruly passenger.

He will be summonsed by the Massachusetts State Police for his interference with the flight crew. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it.

A 24-year-old man was removed from the flight between the United Kingdom and Orlando at 4.45pm local time on Thursday, half an hour after it made the unscheduled landing at Logan International Airport.

Logan International Airport in Boston
GETTY DIVERSION Logan International Airport in Boston

British Airways flight 2039 originated at London's Gatwick Airport and was headed to Orlando when the pilot radioed air traffic controllers around 4:15 p.m., telling officials the flight needed to land.

"Massachusetts State Police will be summonsing the man for interfering with a flight crew".

Upon landing in Boston, Customs and Border Protection officers arrested the man and he was charged by Massachusetts State Police for interfering with a flight crew. "Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated".

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