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Flight To Miami Grounded After Passenger Damages Cockpit Controls

An American Airlines flight to Miami had to be grounded after a passenger rushed the cockpit and damaged the plane controls on Tuesday!

American Airlines - O'Hare Airport

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The flight was scheduled to take off from Honduras Tuesday night, when the passenger "entered the open flight deck and caused damage to the aircraft", the airline says.

The passenger then tried to escape through a cockpit window before he was stopped by a pilot. Passengers were moved to a replacement plane and the flight took off later that night.

“We applaud our outstanding crew members for their professionalism in handling a difficult situation,” American Airlines said in a statement after the incident.

Read the full report on CBS 4 Miami.

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