Police said they have detained an American Airlines passenger who walked on the wing of a plane after it landed in Miami

, Police said they have detained an American Airlines passenger who walked on the wing of a plane after it landed in Miami, The Evepost National News
, Police said they have detained an American Airlines passenger who walked on the wing of a plane after it landed in Miami, The Evepost National News

American Airlines planes are seen at the gates at Miami International Airport on August 1, 2021. DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images

  • Police detained an American Airlines passenger who walked onto the wing of a plane that had landed in Miami.

  • American Airlines said the passenger was on flight 920 with service from Cali, Colombia.

  • Authorities said all other passengers were able to deplane without incident.

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Officials say they have detained an American Airlines passenger who opened an emergency door and walked onto the wing of a plane that had landed in Miami International Airport (MIA), according to local news reports.

The Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) said the passenger was walking on the plane wing around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening as the aircraft was taxiing, CBS 4 Miami reported. The plane arrived from Cali, Colombia, police said.

Police said the passenger jumped off the wing when officers arrived and was apprehended, reported WPLG Local 10 News. Authorities told the outlet the incident did not cause delays and that the rest of the passengers were able to disembark from the plane.

, Police said they have detained an American Airlines passenger who walked on the wing of a plane after it landed in Miami, The Evepost National News

The suspect’s name has not been released, per CBS 4 Miami.

In a statement, American Airlines confirmed a passenger aboard flight 920 with service from Cali exited the airplane via emergency exit.

“The customer was immediately detained by law enforcement. We thank our team members and law enforcement for their professionalism and quick action,” the airline said.

The US Customs and Border Protection office in Miami told Insider it was not involved in the arrest.

The Miami-Dade Police Department and Miami International Airport did not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment for this story.

This is a developing story.

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