US Airways jetliner diverted on flight over Atlantic
The US Airways jetliner landed in Bangor, Maine.
May 22nd, 2012
12:17 PM ET

US Airways jetliner diverted on flight over Atlantic

A US Airways jetliner en route from Paris to Charlotte, North Carolina, has been diverted to Bangor, Maine, for a "security issue," airline spokesman Andrew Christie told CNN.

A Transportation Safety Administration statement said the plane has landed safely in Bangor.

"TSA is aware of reports of a passenger who exhibited suspicious behavior during flight. Out of an abundance of caution the flight was diverted to BGR where it was met by law enforcement," the statement said.

A US Airways spokesperson said there 179 passengers and nine crew aboard the flight.

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  1. doubledees

    this is why I do not fly.

    May 22, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alex

      Awwww... because you live a life of fear??

      How miserable of an existence 🙁

      May 22, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • max3333444555

      good luck in your travels then. you are missing quite a bit.

      May 22, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • chuck

      That is why noone will even remember your name

      May 22, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. first!

    First!

    May 22, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. WillT

    Whoa boy.

    May 22, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mary

    Of course everyone has *terror threat* pop up in their mind now(er) days. Thus, this could be due to Memorial day coming up? who knows...

    May 22, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Face-meet mr fist

    Are the Feds going to have to choke a passenger?

    May 22, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dennis Harris

    let me guess. Bottled water was found on the flight.

    May 22, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  7. harry

    and this is the full story

    May 22, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  8. David

    Sounds like Elivis's Suspecious Minds should be our National Anthem now.

    May 22, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  9. blah

    and of course i just happen to be getting on a plane in six hours. i hate flying 🙁

    May 22, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Caihlyn

    Well...where's the follow up to the story?

    May 22, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  11. max3333444555

    wonder why they diverted to maine. couldnt the cops in NC hande it?

    May 22, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Ben Tracey

    So how does landing in Maine make it any safer than landing in North Carolina?

    May 22, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lejaune

      The pilot is scared and he couldn't continue the flight to NC. That's enough of a safety reason.

      May 22, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  13. lawvol

    Bangor, ME? Sounds like the Langoliers all over again...

    May 22, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  14. steveo

    Fear mongering.

    May 22, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rombolio

      How is reporting ACTUAL events with quotes fearmongering? Did the headline contain salacious comments? Did it use powerful words to instill fear in you?

      May 22, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Pete McNeal

    IF I'm a betting man I say it's probably some guy who had one too many shots and was probably loud, obnoxious and refused to comply with the cabin crew.
    What's sad is an incident like this which has been repeated probably 100000 times before since commercial aviation is now a major "security issue' with planes diverted, F-16s scramble, SWAT/FBI called etc in our post 911 paranoid delusion world.

    May 22, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      It was a woman.
      She claimed to have a device surgically implanted in her.
      It's in the full story link.

      May 22, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
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