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Man smears faeces all over, United Airlines flight makes emergency landing

Man smears faeces all over, United Airlines flight makes emergency landing

The passenger also removed his shirt and tried to push it down the toilet of the Chicago-to-Hong Kong flight which forced the crew to ask for an unscheduled landing.

"United flight 895, travelling from Chicago to Hong Kong, diverted to Anchorage last night due to a disruptive passenger", the airline wrote in a statement.

The plane which was forced to land for thorough cleaning had to be ultimately canceled due to "operational difficulties" in the plane.

The passenger was met by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and airport police as he was removed from the plane. He reportedly cooperated when he was quizzed upon landing.

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"We received a report of a passenger who had messed up the bathrooms with his own faeces", Anchorage Airport police spokesman Lt Joe Gamache said. He says the man, whose name was not released, was taken to a local hospital for a mental health assessment. The passenger was shirtless when police officials met the flight in Alaska.

Police said the man, a United States resident of Vietnamese origin, made no threats.

United Airlines didn't immediately respond to requests for comment. Most of what he said was unintelligible, a police officer said.

In a statement, United said the unlucky passengers were put up in hotels and that the airline would be working to get them to their destinations as soon as possible.


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