AA482 Diverts To New Mexico After Passenger Disturbance

Alan Wilson from Stilton, Peterborough, Cambs, UK, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

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.

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