Flight diverted after disturbance, escorted by fighter jets
Denver — An international flight from Las Vegas to Frankfurt made an emergency landing at Denver International Airport escorted by two F-16 fighter jets Friday night after what officials called a “disturbance on the plane.”
A pilot on the Condor Airlines Boeing 767 reported an in-flight emergency, and the fighter jets were sent as a precaution, said Air Force Capt. Ashleigh A. Peck, a spokeswoman for North American Aerospace Defense.
The plane landed safely, and one person was taken off the plane.
“All passengers are fine,” airport spokesman Heath Montgomery said.
NORAD referred questions about the in-flight emergency to the Federal Aviation Administration, which did not immediately return phone calls seeking comment.
The incident occurred shortly after 6 p.m., Montgomery said. The FBI, Transportation Security Administration and Denver police met the plane at the gate.
The TSA would not comment.
The plane resumed the flight to Germany after refueling.
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