BERLIN – American Airlines flight AA482 was diverted to New Mexico after a passenger disturbance according to the airline.
Flight 482 departed Charlotte Douglas International Airport for Los Angeles shortly after 8 p.m. local time on Monday.
However, after threatening comments from a passenger the flight diverted to Albuquerque.
An airline spokeswoman told Newsweek that “American Airlines flight 482 from Charlotte (CLT) to Los Angeles (LAX) diverted to Albuquerque (ABQ) following a passenger disruption.”
The aircraft was met by Law enforcement upon landing. The aircraft safely landed and since has departed ABQ to LAX.
Airlines have seen a rising number of passenger disruptions since the start of the pandemic according to the FAA.
The agency has received reports of 323 incidents in 2022, as of February 1st.