Lufthansa passenger threatens to bring down plane
BELGRADE, Serbia – A man aboard a Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt to Belgrade was arrested Sunday after threatening to open a plane door during the flight, Serbian authorities said.
Passengers quoted by Belgrade media said the man banged on a cockpit door threatening to bring down the plane while it was flying over Austria if he was not allowed inside.
Lufthansa said the cabin crew and passengers on Flight 1406 managed to restrain him for the rest of the journey, adding that the plane doors can’t be opened during a flight anyway.
The plane landed safely in Belgrade and the passenger was handed over to local authorities, Lufthansa spokesman Andreas Bartels said.
The man is a Jordanian with an American passport, according to local daily Belgrade Blic. Police questioned him after the plane landed in Belgrade.