Flight to Tokyo returns to Los Angeles after unauthorised person found on board
The All Nippon Airways flight 175 left Los Angeles airport but turned back and never reached Tokyo’s Narita International Airport.Updated: Dec 27, 2017 11:15 IST
Associated Press, Los Angeles
A plane heading from Los Angeles to Tokyo turned back because an unauthorised person was on board.
KABC-TV reports All Nippon Airways Flight 175 left Los Angeles International Airport around 11.30am on Tuesday, but it never arrived at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport.
Model Chrissy Teigen, who was on the plane, tweeted that the flight made a U-turn about four hours into the 11-hour flight.
Teigen says passengers were told that someone had managed to board the ANA flight with a United Airlines ticket.
a flying first for me: 4 hours into an 11 hour flight and we are turning around because we have a passenger who isn’t supposed to be on this plane. Why...why do we all gotta go back, I do not know— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 27, 2017
The plane landed at LAX around 7.30pm after eight hours in the air.
Teigen says police interviewed passengers who were sitting near the person.
Airport police tell KABC-TV that there was a “mix-up” that’s been resolved, and the flight has been rescheduled to depart on Wednesday.
First Published: Dec 27, 2017 11:15 IST