The Latest: Aeromexico passengers released
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of two passengers from a diverted Aeromexico flight (all times local):
Two passengers who were detained after becoming unruly on a diverted Aeromexico flight in Oakland have been released.
The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office says Flight 622 from Guadalajara was scheduled to land at San Francisco International Airport on Thursday morning but was diverted because of fog.
Passengers said they were held on the plane on the tarmac for about four hours, mostly without air conditioning, food or water.
The Sheriff’s Office says some passengers called 911 to say they were being held against their will.
Two men were detained after one allegedly threatened to open the jet door. They were released without being arrested.
Passengers finally got to leave Thursday afternoon.
Aeromexico says it has no Oakland operations and needed special authorization from airport authorities to disembark passengers.
Two passengers who turned unruly on an Aeromexico flight were arrested and one passenger was hospitalized after waiting several hours on the tarmac at Oakland International Airport.
Alameda County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly said Aeromexico Flight 622 from Guadalajara was scheduled to land at San Francisco International Airport on Thursday morning but was diverted to Oakland because of fog.
Kelly said passengers grew restless as the plane stayed on the tarmac more than three hours, and some complained of lack of air circulation.
Sheriff units responded to reports of an unruly passenger and upon arrival arrested two passengers for interfering with the flight crew.
One woman who said she had trouble breathing was taken to a hospital.
Aeromexico did not immediately respond to a request for comment.