Cops: Drunk woman tried to open UK-to-Boston jet's exit door

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015
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BOSTON (WPVI) -- Massachusetts State Police say a drunken passenger on a London-to-Boston British Airways flight tried to open an exit door on the plane and was restrained.

Police say the incident is not believed to have a link to terror.

British Airways told state police that a woman about 30 years old tried to open the exit door Tuesday on Flight 213. The flight landed about a half-hour ahead of schedule at Boston's Logan International Airport at 1:30 p.m. A spokesman for state police says troopers have taken the passenger into custody.

State police tweeted: "No known nexus to terrorism at this time."

In a statement, British Airways called the passenger "unruly."


This story has been corrected to show authorities now say the woman tried to open the exit door, not the cockpit door.