CHICAGO - An American Airlines flight headed to O’Hare International Airport on Thursday was diverted to another airport after an unruly passenger having a medical emergency rushed to the cockpit.
Flight 2796, which took off from Miami International Airport at 10:47 a.m., was diverted to Jacksonville International Airport “due to the medical needs of a passenger,” American Airlines said in a statement.
Passengers of the flight said an unruly passenger rushed the cockpit while yelling and was subdued.
The plane landed in Jacksonville at 12:26 p.m., according to flight records, and was met by law enforcement, the airline said. The flight took off again and landed at O’Hare at 4:31 p.m.
The FBI in Jacksonville, which was called in to investigate, did not immediately reply to a request for comment.