Fighter Jets Scrambled To Escort American Airlines Flight To New York City

Sep 11, 2011

NORAD scrambled two F-16 fighter jets to escort an American Airlines flight traveling from Los Angeles to New York, today, after three passengers locked themselves in a bathroom and refused to come out.

The AP reports:

Flight 34 landed safely after 4 p.m. Sunday. The nature of the incident was unclear but a law enforcement official says it isn't thought to be terrorism.

NBC New York reports the airplane landed at New York's JFK airport safely and that the jets were sent "out of an abundance of caution."

This story is still developing, we'll add details as we get them.

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