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Unruly Passenger Forces Emergency Landing in Boston

USAir[dot]com(BOSTON) -- A plane made an emergency landing at Boston’s Logan Airport Thursday after a passenger became unruly and attempted to open a cabin door in flight, ABC News affiliate WCVB reported.

The passenger had to be restrained by other fliers, according to Massport, the agency that runs Logan Airport.

Air Wisconsin flight 3801, flying from Portland, Maine, to Philadelphia and carrying 50 passengers, landed safely.  Air Wisconsin is a regional airline that flies for US Airways.

The crew became concerned with a passenger’s behavior and ordered the landing in Boston. The passenger may have been suffering from a medical issue.

The passengers were not in danger of the cabin door opening during the flight. After a rash of unruly passenger behavior in 2011, an American Airlines spokesperson told USA Today, “It’s not possible to open an aircraft door in-flight.”

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

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