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