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Unruly passenger on AirTran flight from Atlanta to San Francisco … F-16’s Scrambled

Report of an unruly passenger incident aboard AirTran Flight 39, a flight from Atlanta to San Francisco, that caused NORAD to launch fighter jets and follow the commercial airliner. Two F-16’s from Tyndall Air Force Base Florida were launched at 11:44 a.m. (TIME ZONE?) to escort the flight.

The flight landed safely in Fort Collins, Colorado, and all passengers are safe. The flight later proceeded to San Francisco — arriving 12:19 PM PST.

AirTran Airways’ largest hub is in Atlanta.

See also FlightAware > Airtran Airways #39

SOURCE: F-16s scrambled and airliner diverted to Colorado Springs due to unruly passenger