Man arrested after damaging the cockpit of the plane on its way to Miami

An unruly passenger was arrested after he allegedly broke into and vandalized the cockpit of an American Airlines flight to Miami on Tuesday afternoon.

The incident happened while the international plane was boarding in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, and the flight deck was open, according to NBC News.

“We applaud our excellent crew members for their professionalism in handling a difficult situation,” the airline said in a statement, adding that there were 121 passengers and six crew members scheduled to fly.

It was unclear how the man, who was not publicly identified, damaged the control room, but passengers were transferred to another plane to travel to the United States, delaying the trip across the Caribbean by several hours, according to tracking site Flight Aware.

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