Naked Passenger Prompts Flight Diversion

July 1, 2009 - 4:17 PM
A cross-country US Airways flight was diverted to Albuquerque after a male passenger removed his clothing mid-flight.
Albuquerque, N.M. (AP) - A cross-country US Airways flight was diverted to Albuquerque after a male passenger removed his clothing mid-flight.
 
Dan Jiron, a spokesman for the Albuquerque airport, says 50-year-old Keith Wright of New York disrobed Tuesday while sitting in his seat in the back of the aircraft. He says Wright was unresponsive when a flight attendant asked him repeatedly to get dressed and refused to be covered with a blanket.
 
Jiron says law enforcement employees who were passengers on the plane helped subdue and handcuff Wright before the flight landed. The FBI says Wright is in federal custody on a charge of interfering with flight crew members and attendants.
 
A US Airways spokeswoman says the plane from Charlotte continued on to Los Angeles after Wright's arrest.