Passengers and flight attendants held again man who pressured an emergency touchdown in Albuquerque
Flight attendants told federal agents they had just finished the first round of beverage and garbage collection when Norton “rushed to the front of the plane.”
“You have to stop this plane,” Norton reportedly said.
Participants said Norton pushed one of them while yelling, “We have to land this plane.”
Flight attendants and passengers were able to hold Norton back and he was taken to the back of the plane.
According to the complaint, “Norton didn’t appear to be drunk.”
Norton is charged with disturbing flight crew members and attendants in what is a federal offense.
He was appointed public defender for his prosecution.