ST. LOUIS (AP) — The FBI says no charges will be filed against a man who became unruly and pounded on a cockpit door during a St. Louis-bound flight from Seattle, causing the plane to be diverted to Nebraska.
FBI spokeswoman Sandy Breault tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch the male passenger was questioned after being taken off the Southwest Airlines plane after it landed Wednesday in Omaha.
The newspaper reports that Southwest officials and passengers said a flight attendant asked the man to sit down but he refused, then knocked on the cockpit door.
Witnesses say he held a piece of paper and was trying to get the names of the pilot and co-pilot.
Another passenger says the man had several drinks during the flight.