Naked passenger forces plane back to Anchorage

After the plane landed, police escorted the man out the plane's back door.

Posted: Feb 13, 2018 10:16 AM
Updated: Feb 13, 2018 1:21 PM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle was forced to return to Anchorage early Wednesday after a passenger locked himself in the bathroom, took off all his clothes, and refused to follow crew instructions.

Kate Danyluk was a passenger on the flight. The Anchorage teacher said she knew something was wrong because the flight attendants kept going back and forth in the aisles, and they had put on rubber gloves.

An Alaska Airlines spokesman said that no emergency was declared, but the decision was made to return to Anchorage.

When they landed, police escorted the man out the plane's back door.

Airport police Lt. Darcy Perry tells Anchorage television station KTVA that flight attendants found the man was naked.

FBI agents interviewed the man, but it wasn't clear if he was detained. The Anchorage FBI didn't return several messages.

Article Comments

Terre Haute
Broken Clouds
71° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 71°
Robinson
Broken Clouds
69° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 69°
Indianapolis
Broken Clouds
69° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 69°
Rockville
Broken Clouds
71° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 71°
Casey
Overcast
66° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 66°
Brazil
Broken Clouds
71° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 71°
Marshall
Broken Clouds
71° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 71°
Cooler and nice this afternoon.
WTHI Planner
WTHI Temps
WTHI Radar

Latest Video

Image

The debate continues: Should the SAT's be a factor in college admissions?

Image

Monday: Rainy start, nice and cool finish. High: 78

Image

1 killed in ATV accident

Image

Rail Safety Week

Image

Harvest Safety Alert

Image

Representatives from Taiwan tour Hoosier farm ahead of trade deal

Image

Sunday: Sunny start, Windy. High: 87

Image

Girls Golf Sectionals

Image

EIU vs ISU 9-21-19

Image

13th Annual Bat Festival

WTHI Events