American Airlines plane evacuated after passenger leaves cabin at Lindbergh Field
Federal authorities searching for man
Last Updated: 77 days ago
SAN DIEGO - An American Airlines flight had to be evacuated at Lindbergh Field Sunday morning after one of the passengers walked off the plane before takeoff.
San Diego Harbor Police tell 10News the flight crew called them at about 7:50 a.m. after reports that a foreign national from Iraq walked off the plane shortly after boarding American Airlines Flight 66, which was bound for JFK airport in New York City.
Officers evacuated the flight and brought police dogs onboard to search the airplane.
Police said nothing suspicious was found. They said the man did not bring any carry-on luggage onboard with him.
According to San Diego airport operations, the flight was delayed for an hour before it eventually took off.
Why the man left the airplane remains a mystery.
Harbor Police say the FBI and the TSA will likely track down the man to find out why he got off the airplane and left the airport.
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