Southwest Flight 5929 landed safely at Kansas City International Airport at approximately 7:50 a.m., according to a statement from Southwest Airlines’ headquarters in Dallas.
“The flight crew made the decision to divert to Kansas City in response to several passengers, who did not follow crew instruction upon takeoff, and continued to exhibit suspicious behavior in-flight,” according to the statement emailed to City News Service.
The passengers were taken off the plane, and the suspicious passengers were being questioned by law enforcement. And, as a further security measure, the aircraft and bags were thoroughly checked before the flight was re-boarded, the airline said.
The airline’s web site indicated the flight left Kansas City without problem and was expected to arrive at LAX later in the morning. The three suspicious passengers were not allowed to board the flight and were kept in Kansas City as the investigation continued.
— City News Service
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