United Flight 662 From Denver To Dulles Airport Emergency Declared after passenger prays in aisle

11:38 PM, Nov 8, 2012   |    comments
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STERLING, Va. (WUSA) -- A pilot declared an emergency on the plane after a passenger prayed in the aisle of an airplane on the way to Dulles Washington International Airport, officials said. 

The flight, from Denver to Dulles, landed safely 13 minutes earlier than its scheduled 9:10 p.m. time, after the pilot made his announcement. 

The Boeing 757 aircraft got a military escort back to Dulles, after the call came out just before 9:00 p.m.  All passengers on board the plane were allowed to de plane except for the one who was the disorderly person.

Police and EMS escorted the disorderly man off the plane. He was handcuffed and placed in the back of a police cruiser. Tweets on this topic speculated that the man experienced some kind of emotional/mental problem.

No injuries were reported.

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