By Sarah Keane •
Published: 13 Dec 2020 • 15:50
WATCH VIDEO: MAN climbs onto wing of plane in Las Vegas seconds before it takes off
A man who leaped onto the wing of an Alaska Airlines jet on Saturday, December 12 was arrested at Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport after he tumbled to the ground. Astonished passengers watched from the plane, which was preparing for take-off, as the man sprinted across the tarmac, kicked off his shoes and scrambled up the winglet.
“Law enforcement was dispatched and able to apprehend the individual,” the airline said. “Our guests and employees are safe and we are working with law enforcement. The plane returned to the gate for a full inspection.”
NBC affiliate KSNV in Las Vegas reported that the man, whom police suspect may suffer from mental health difficulties, appears to have jumped over the airport fence before making his way onto the runway.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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