‘Security issue’ forces US Airways flight diversion
By the CNN Wire Staff
May 22, 2012 — Updated 1626 GMT (0026 HKT)
- NEW: The TSA says a passenger “exhibited suspicious behavior”
- The flight was headed from Paris to Charlotte, North Carolina
(CNN) — A US Airways jet from Paris was diverted to Bangor, Maine, because of an unspecified “security issue” Tuesday, an airline spokesman said.
US Airways Flight 787 was headed to Charlotte, North Carolina, from Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport, said spokesman Andrew Christie. The airline’s website showed the flight’s status as “diverted.”
“US Airways Flight 787 has landed safely in Bangor,” the Transportation Security Administration said in a statement. “TSA is aware of reports of a passenger who exhibited suspicious behavior during flight. Out of an abundance of caution the flight was diverted to BGR where it was met by law enforcement.”
No additional details were immediately available.
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