October 21, 2021

Passenger’s ‘Suspicious Behavior’ Triggers Emergency Landing Of American Eagle Flight

An American Eagle flight operated by Republic Airways was pressured to make an emergency touchdown at New York’s LaGuardia Airport after a passenger exhibited “suspicious behavior.”

The airplane landed round 3 p.m. on Saturday and was deplaned on the runway. A person was detained by regulation enforcement minutes after the airplane landed. 

“American Eagle flight 4817, operated by Republic Airways with service from Indianapolis to New York (LGA), deplaned on the taxiway at LGA due to a potential security issue,” American Airways stated in a press release. “The aircraft landed safely, and all customers deplaned without incident.”

A passenger on the flight informed Eyewitness Information {that a} man was exhibiting suspicious habits and overheard a lady say, “Don’t do that, don’t do that.” Folks on the airplane turned alarmed and alerted the flight crew.

“It was a suspicion of a bomb, and then everyone was just shoving and pushing, jumping out of the airplane,” the passenger stated. 

The person described a chaotic scene as passengers and crew tried to deplane.

After the passenger was interviewed, it was decided that no fees could be filed. Port Authority officers described the incident as a “misunderstanding.”