Report: Airliner Diverted to La.
Oct. 10, 2001
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) _ A Delta airliner was diverted to Shreveport and landed under escort from two fighter planes Wednesday after the pilot reported a disturbance in the cabin, federal authorities said.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Roland Hedwig said the plane was Flight 357 from Atlanta to Los Angeles.
On Monday, Air Force F-16s were sent to escort an American Airlines jetliner to a landing in Chicago after a deranged man burst into the cockpit. Passengers tackled him, and the flight landed without incident.