Police seek ‘unauthorized person’ at Los Angeles airport terminal

20 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

An off-duty JetBlue pilot looking for a free ride back to New York sparked confusion and a brief search at.

LOS ANGELES (CBSnewYork/AP) — Authorities at Los Angeles International Airport searched a JetBlue aircraft bound for New York on Thursday following reports that an unauthorized person dressed as a pilot might have tried to board the plane.

The airport employee, however, didn’t know that the off-duty pilot was on the flight’s manifest as a passenger and was expected to stay in the cockpit’s third seat when it flew to New York, Pedregon said. Flight 24 was scheduled for takeoff after the plane was cleared and all passengers and luggage went through security screening for a second time, Pedregon said. The search eventually was called off when authorities found the name of an off-duty pilot on the manifest for both the delayed JetBlue flight and a Virgin America flight that already had taken off for JFK airport.

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