Tokyo-LAX flight diverted to Honolulu due to disruptive passenger

Officials said no injuries reported.
Published: Jun. 14, 2022 at 7:56 AM HST|Updated: Jun. 14, 2022 at 10:42 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - United Airlines said a plane diverted to the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport due to a disruptive passenger.

The flight was traveling from Tokyo to Los Angeles when it landed in Oahu on Tuesday morning.

The airline said law enforcement met the aircraft at the gate and passengers deplaned normally.

The exact nature of the disruption is not clear, but HNN is told this is not a case of terrorism and it is not related to masking rules.

Officials said no injuries reported.

United Airlines said they are offering customers hotels and re-booking options to their final destinations.

A new flight is scheduled to depart Wednesday morning.

Last year was the worst on record for unruly airplane passenger behavior in the United States, according to the FAA.

A whopping 5,981 reports of unruly passengers were logged by the FAA as of December 31.

Of those, 4,290 — nearly 72% — were mask-related incidents. That mask rule has since been dropped.

This story may be updated.

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