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Plane makes unexpected landing at DIA due to mid-air ‘disturbance'

Posted at 6:33 AM, Jul 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-20 09:17:15-04

DENVER – FBI agents and police met a Spirit Airlines flight at the gate at Denver International Airport Wednesday night after the plane was diverted mid-flight.

Spirit Flight 576 from Oakland to Baltimore landed at DIA just after 8 p.m. due to a reported disturbance on board.

According to passengers on the flight who posted about the incident on social media, a man tried to exit the plane mid-flight, asking for a parachute.

 

Officials said it’s standard for the FBI to get involved in a mid-air disturbance, even if the passenger didn’t pose any serious danger.

It wasn’t clear if the man was taken into custody or taken to a hospital.

The flight was rescheduled for noon today.