Tokyo-bound flight returns to LA with an unauthorised person

2017-12-27 08:57
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Los Angeles — A plane heading from Los Angeles to Tokyo turned back because an unauthorised person was on board.

KABC-TV reports All Nippon Airways Flight 175 left Los Angeles International Airport around 11:30 on Tuesday, 26 December, but it never arrived at Tokyo's Narita International Airport.

Model Chrissy Teigen, who was on the plane, tweeted that the flight made a U-turn about four hours into the 11-hour flight.

Teigen says passengers were told that someone had managed to board the ANA flight with a United Airlines ticket.

Airport police tell KABC-TV that there was a "mix-up" that's been resolved, and the flight has been rescheduled to depart Wednesday.

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The plane landed at LAX around 19:30 after eight hours in the air.

Teigen says police interviewed passengers who were sitting near the person.

See her tweets about the incident below:

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