Just minutes before takeoff, an Alaskan Airlines plane climbs on its wing, walks around, and crashes into a tarmac in Las Vegas.
- An unidentified man allegedly hit a perimeter fence at McCarran Airport
- Police officers were on their way inside when he slipped from the plane into the tarmac
- That person is said to be suffering from mental illness or disability
- The plane was put to the test after a delay of 4 hours
A man was arrested Saturday in Las Vegas for boarding the wing of an Alaska Airlines flight set to take off from McCarran International Airport.
In a video posted on social media, a man can be seen walking on the wing of an airplane at 1:30 pm local time on Saturday afternoon.
The man, who has not yet been identified, appears to be without his socks and shoes when attempting to climb into the vertical winglet of a Boeing 737 aircraft.
Police officers try to reach the man on the ground and then on the wing of the plane, he suddenly slips into the winglet and falls down hard against the dorm, and the officers quickly enter.
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Twitter user Erin Evans captured most of the incident while inside his departure plane
An unidentified man was caught in the wing of an Alaska Airlines flight in Las Vegas
The man appeared to have misbehaved as police officers tried to get him down
Twitter user Erin Evans captured the shocking incident on social media.
‘My grandfather was on a plane from Las Vegas and sent me this picture of a man climbing on the wing of an airplane,’ Justin McFadden tweeted.
According to KSNV, Officials initially reported the scene after a person jumped over the perimeter fence at the airport.
The unidentified person is believed to be suffering from mental illness, although he is also likely to be debilitated.
CNN The pilots of the Alaska Airlines flight to Portland reported their flight to the control tower of the person approaching before boarding the vehicle.
At one point, the man decided to lie down on the wing of the plane he was sitting on
Before jumping on the plane, the man reportedly hit a perimeter fence nearby
The person is said to be mentally ill or suffering from some form of disability
When police officers approached him, he moved toward the plane’s vertical winglet
Police told CNN that the man was taken to a medical facility after being taken into custody.
“At 2 p.m., BST, Alaska Airlines Flight 1367 was preparing to take off from Las Vegas to Portland when the pilot noticed a person advancing towards the plane,” Alaska Airlines said in a statement. Kiro7.
‘The pilots announced to the tower. Law enforcement was dispatched and the individual was arrested. Our guests and staff are safe, and we work with law enforcement. The plane has returned to the gate for a full inspection. ‘
After the incident, the plane was forced to return to its port for a full inspection, resulting in a delay of four hours and 18 minutes.
At one point, I could see the man measuring the winglet without his socks or shoes
However, shortly after boarding the winglet, the man slipped and fell into the dorm
After falling into the dorm, the person was arrested and taken to a medical facility for evaluation