LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a passenger was taken to the hospital
Friday night after jumping out of a moving
plane at Los Angeles International Airport
According to the airport and SkyWest
, the man attempted to breach the cockpit of United Express
flight 5365, which was departing from a gate shortly after 7 p.m., before opening the service door and jumping down the emergency slide onto the tarmac.
According to authorities, the man was apprehended on the taxiway, treated for non-life threatening injuries, and transported to a hospital.
According to the airport, the twin-engine Embraer 175 bound for Salt Lake City
returned to its gate.
It remained for several hours.
There were no other passengers on board who were hurt.
was looking into the case.
It was the airport's second outage in two days.
On Thursday, a driver plowed through a chain-link fence at a FedEx cargo facility and onto the airfield, crossing runways as police
pursued. The driver was detained, and no injuries were reported, but two runways were briefly closed.