Southwest flight forced to land in Kansas City because of ‘suspicious passengers’
KANSAS CITY – A Southwest Airlines flight was forced to make an unscheduled landing because several passengers were acting ‘suspicious.’
Flight 5929 from Indianapolis to Los Angeles landed in Kansas City around 7:50 a.m. on Sunday.
All passengers left the plane and bomb-sniffing dogs searched the plane, but no explosives were found.
Three passengers were questioned, but were rebooked on a later flight.
“The flight crew made a decision to divert to Kansas City in response to several passengers who did not follow crew instruction upon takeoff and continued to exhibit suspicious behavior inflight,” Southwest said in a statement. “Our crews are responsible for each customer, on every flight and continue to keep safety as their primary focus.”