Air­line: Flight de­layed af­ter unau­tho­rized ac­cess to plane

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - NEWS -

PHILADEL­PHIA >> Au­thor­i­ties say a flight from Philadel­phia to Boston was de­layed and ul­ti­mately a dif­fer­ent air­craft was used af­ter a cou­ple gained unau­tho­rized ac­cess to the plane.

Of­fi­cials said Amer­i­can Air­lines Flight 1655 was slated to de­part 8 a.m. Sun­day, but two hours ear­lier, a man and woman walked on board through the door­way to the jet bridge and took their seats. The door should have been locked prior to the for­mal board­ing process.

Amer­i­can Air­lines of­fi­cials said the cou­ple was dis­cov­ered dur­ing board­ing. They de­ter­mined the pair was on the cor­rect flight, but the plane was de­boarded, searched and an­other air­craft was used “out of cau­tion.”

WCVB-TV re­ports the cou­ple didn’t speak English.

Amer­i­can Air­lines said it didn’t con­sider their board­ing a se­cu­rity breach be­cause they had gone through se­cu­rity.

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