Today at 11:30am Air Tran flight 39 was en route from Atlanta to San Francisco when an unruly and allegedly drunk passenger locked himself in the flight’s lavatory and refused to come out. The captain on the flight decided on diverting the flight and landing the flight at Colorado Springs. Two F-16s were also scrambled for precaution. The fighters were launched at 11:44 a.m. to escort the flight.
The Boeing 737 had 132 passengers on board. At Colorado Springs airport, the plane was met by Colorado Springs Police Department airport unit who removed and arrested the person. The man’s identity has not yet been disclosed.