Moments before take-off, a man climbs into the wings of an Alaskan Airlines plane, walks around, and then crashes into a tarmac in Las Vegas.
- An unidentified man is reported to have erected a perimeter fence at McCarran Airport
- Police officers were closing in when the plane crashed into Tarmac
- He is reported to be suffering from mental illness or weakness
- The plane was inspected after a 4-hour delay
A man has been taken into custody in Las Vegas after he boarded the wing of an Alaska Airlines flight bound for McCarran International Airport.
In the video posted on social media, a man can be seen walking on the wing of a plane at around 1.30pm local time on Saturday.
While trying to climb into the vertical wing of the Boeing 737, the unidentified man was found without socks and shoes.
Trying to get the cops to the ground and then to the wing of the plane, he suddenly crashes into the winghole and hits hard against Tarmac.
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Twitter user Erin Evans filmed most of the incident inside the departing plane
An unidentified man was caught in the wing of an Alaska Airlines flight from Las Vegas
He was found to have misbehaved while police officers were trying to get off
The shocking incident was captured on Twitter by Twitter user Erin Evans.
“My grandfather was on a plane from Las Vegas and sent me this picture of someone climbing on the wing of an airplane,” Justin McFayden tweeted.
Accordingly KSNVOfficials reported at the scene that a man had jumped over the perimeter fence at the airport.
It is believed that the unidentified person may be suffering from mental illness, but he is still at risk of disability.
CNN The pilots of the Alaska Airlines flight to Portland were reported to have informed the control tower of the person approaching the plane before boarding the vehicle.
At one point, he even decided to lie on the wing of a sitting plane
Before hopping on the plane, he reportedly fenced off a perimeter nearby
He was reported to be either mentally ill or suffering from some form of disability
He moved to the vertical wing of the plane as police officers approached him
Police told CNN that he was taken to a medical facility after being remanded.
Alaska Airlines Flight 1367 was preparing to take off from Las Vegas to Portland. Alaska Airlines said in a statement that the pilot was careful to advance to the plane. Kiro 7.
The pilots informed the tower. Law enforcers were dispatched and the person was arrested. Our guests and staff are safe, and we work with law enforcement. The plane returned to the gate for a full inspection. ‘
After the incident, the plane was forced to return to the gate for a full inspection, four hours and 18 minutes late.
At one point, I saw the man without socks or shoes doing scale winglet
After climbing on the winglet, the man slipped and fell into the tarmac
The man was arrested after falling into a tarmac and was being evaluated for a medical treatment