Flights at San Diego's Lindbergh Field delayed due to LAX shooting
Last Updated: 34 days ago
SAN DIEGO - More than two dozen flights were delayed Friday at San Diego's Lindbergh Field in light of a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport that left one person dead and a suspect in custody.
10News learned 25 flights at Lindbergh Field were delayed as of 5 p.m. -- a number that includes both flights to and from LAX.
"I'm trying to get on to a flight that will fly me to San Francisco, then I have to have a stopover in Honolulu then I get to go to Kauai," said traveler Pamela Buford.
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Traveler Brigitte Eiben, who has been trying to return home to Germany, told 10News, "It's a mess because we have to work on Monday and we hope we will come back soon so we can sleep."
Logan Whalen, who as at LAX when the shooting occurred, said, "They put us on a plane finally, but then they announced we had to deplane cause they were going to shut down the airport."
Whalen said he was not in the terminal where the shooting happened, but he said the mood was tense.
"As I texted someone it was eerily quiet in our terminal. I think everyone was concerned about what was going on," Whalen said.
The shooting forced many San Diego travelers to stand in line to rebook tickets in hopes of getting on a later flight to Los Angeles.
Airport officials urged passengers to keep in contact with their airline for the latest information on their flight status.
Most passengers 10News spoke with were less concerned about delays and more worried about safety.
"[I] didn't know anything like that could happen, especially at an airport; yeah, it's kind of scary," said Jenna Smith.
A Lindbergh Field representative told 10News the LAX shooting has not impacted their own security. 10News was told TSA operations are normal.
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