Alaska Airlines Flight Returns To Seattle After Passenger Threatens To Kill Everybody On Board (Video)

Alaska flight returns back to Seattle after passenger threatened to kill everyone on board. Photo: Flickr

An Alaska Airlines flight was forced to turn around and return back to Seattle, Washington on Saturday after a passenger threatened to kill everyone on board, shortly after take off from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

The video shared on internet shows a man wearing a face mask that can be seen pacing through the aisle of the aircraft saying,

"I will kill everybody on this plane unless you accept Jesus was a Black man."




An off-duty policeman happened to be on board and quickly accosted the angry passenger, with the help of crew members and other two passengers.

By this time, he is then shown yelling "Accept it" and "Die in the name of Jesus" multiple times as he moves past frightened passengers sitting on their respective seats. However, it did not seem he had a weapon.

The aircraft was operating Alaska flight  AS422 from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Chicago O'Hare International Airport on Saturday. The aircraft departed on time at 11:10 p.m.


The aircraft was bound to Chicago from Seattle. Photo: Wikimedia

The Airbus A320-200, with registration N846VA was transferred to Alaska Airlines back in January, 2018. However, the aircraft was initially delivered to Virgin America back in November, 2011 and is currently 8.7 years old.

Regarding the flight, an Alaska Airlines spokesperson said:

"The man became extremely belligerent and physically aggressive during the ascent."


The crew decided to return back to Seattle. Photo: FlightRadar24

Alaska Airlines flight 422 was just eight minutes into the flight when the crew took the wise decision to turn around and return back to Seattle. The crew stopped the climb and returned back to make an emergency landing.

No one was harmed in the incident. The flight was canceled, but Alaska Airlines rebooked the passengers on next flight to Chicago out of Seattle. The particular aircraft continued to Columbus the following day.


No one was harmed in the incident. Photo: Flickr

Upon landing, the unidentified-man was taken into custody by Port of Seattle Police without any harm and booked into King County Jail for harassment. The man was cooperative while being booked.

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