Police Search Los Angeles International Airport for Unauthorized Person Dressed as a Pilot and Tried to Board a plane

Police Search Los Angeles International Airport for Unauthorized Person Dressed as Pilot, Tried to Board a Plane


Police are searching a terminal at the Los Angeles International Airport for an “unauthorized person” who was seen trying to board a JetBlue flight on Thursday, authorities said.

The flight was scheduled to depart for New York early in the morning, but airport police received a call that an unauthorized person was trying to use a boarding bridge to enter an aircraft, airport spokeswoman Nancy Castles said in an email.

An airline employee reported seeing a person dressed as a pilot trying to board the plane, but when the employee was later told the flight’s pilots had not yet arrived he made an emergency report of a possible unauthorized entry of the aircraft, airport police spokesman Rob Pedregon said.

The flight was then delayed while the plane was towed to a remote area of the airfield for a Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad to conduct a search, and police also looked in the terminal for the possible unauthorized person, Pedregon said.

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