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. dupper

    They discovered the pilot and co-pilot still sitting in the airport bar.

    May 22, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Amom

    If this turns out to be some terrorist I vote we go back to public hangings.

    May 22, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Get Used To It

      It may make you feel warm and fuzzy to say that, but public hangings or any type of execution will do little to disuade suicidal fanatics. They would welcome the public "martyrdom".

      May 22, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. joshewa

    Well i know every time i fly i get treated like a terrorist

    May 22, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dan

    I clicked on "Full Story" and got 3 sentences.

    May 22, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • PEDO BEAR

      They just upped it to 4. the in depth analysis is truely amazing with this article.

      May 22, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. power4things

    First air rage incident over inflight mobile phone use ... more to come

    May 22, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Geodesic

    For those asking, Bangor is about a thousand miles closer to Paris than is Charlotte. Diverting allowed them to get on the ground sooner.

    May 22, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  7. familyuntied

    Didn't want to read about this only because I'm going to NYC, Boston, DC, and Philly this summer 🙁

    May 22, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Bastet11

    Destination: Bangor, Maine..

    May 22, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • bkbelton

      no phone, no pool, no pets – next stop, gitmo!

      May 22, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  9. MarySUE

    Check out other news reports besides CNN. Sometimes overseas news is more informative! What a shame!

    May 22, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alfonzo Muchanzo

      i searched but didnt find an exlpanation, what happened?

      May 22, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  10. VET

    THEY SERMIZED HE WAS NOT A CONSERVATIVE,NOR A LIBERAL NOR FAR LEFT OR RIGHT–SO DROPPING HIM OFF
    IN MAINE WAS AN EASY OUT–THEY VOTE BOTH WAYS. LET THE LOCALS DECIDE.

    May 22, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  11. PEDO BEAR

    Just because someone on the plane states that they have explosive diarrhea, doesn't mean they have a bomb!

    May 22, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    What matters is that the plane landed safely and passengers are safe.
    I tend to agree with What @Pete Mcneal has to say.
    Lets wait for more details.

    May 22, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  13. beatsbythe0ne

    Its always someone crazy on every flight!!

    May 22, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  14. mickey1313

    Let more guess, true reason classified? This is just one more bs terror mongering by the government. Total propaganda.

    May 22, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Drunken Air France Pilot

    It was a cargo jet, and he was only the co-pilot. (story about a drunk pilot who looked like Jean Clade Van Damme. I had jumped onto the bar and shouted "How 'bout them Broncos eh?" at a south Las Vegas bar during SF 49ers Super Bowl stomping of Denver and was soon outnumbered. 'Jean Claude' jumped in and evened the odds)
    Not to mention we are more concerned with home security vs. our neighbors than airline vs. terrorists. And for every dollars worth of gas we put in our car, we put two dollars worth in our airline ticket. (twice as much imported crude is for jet fuel than gasoline)

    May 22, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
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