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BOSTON - Fighter jets escorted a London-to-Washington, D.C., flight to Boston's Logan airport Wednesday after the pilot declared an emergency because of a passenger disturbance, officials said.
There was no indication of terrorism, a federal security official said.
A Transportation Safety Administration official denied reports that the woman had a screwdriver, matches, Vaseline and a letter referencing al-Qaida.
The female passenger aboard United Flight 923 said she was claustrophobic and became very upset and got into some kind of confrontation with the flight crew, said George Naccara, federal security director for the Transportation Security Administration for Massachusetts' airport.
Originally posted by kickoutthejams
Am I hearing right that she was 60 years old? Was the fighter escort necessary for a geriatric woman?
Originally posted by djohnsto77
I don't know...I think we still haven't heard the full story. If this was just some nutty old lady why couldn't a couple of big guys or airmarshals keep her subdued in back of the plane for the next hour or so it would take to get from Boston to D.C.