Firefighters and the police converged on a aircraft that traveled from Indianapolis and landed at La Guardia Airport on Saturday afternoon after a “safety incident,” in line with a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman.
The aircraft landed shortly after 3 p.m. and all of the passengers safely exited, stated the spokesman, Steve Kulm.
The flight, a Republic Airways plane working as American 4817, declared an emergency and landed “in response to passenger habits close to the top of the flight,” a Republic spokesman, Jon Austin, stated.
“Upon exiting the lively runway, the plane stopped on a taxiway and performed a precautionary emergency evacuation,” Mr. Austin stated. “Our crew responded to the scenario in accordance with our procedures and with professionalism and a priority for security of all aboard. Legislation enforcement and first responders met the plane and the passenger concerned within the incident has been taken into custody.”
The flight had 76 passengers and 4 crew members, American Airways stated. There have been no accidents reported for any passengers or crew members, the airline stated.
The one who was taken into custody was not recognized, nor was it clear what habits had drawn consideration.
A video taken from the tarmac confirmed emergency responders surrounding a person who was on his abdomen as passengers stood close by. In another video, evacuated passengers are instructed to “step again” and provides responders and the person house.
The U.S. Division of Homeland Safety and the F.B.I. didn’t reply to emails or telephone calls on Saturday afternoon.
The flight took off from Indianapolis Worldwide Airport round 1 p.m., in line with information from FlightAware.