Jan 21, 2010 10:39 AM by Associated Press

Flight diverted to Philadelphia for disruptive passenger

Transportation security officials say a US Airways flight has been diverted to Philadelphia International Airport because of a disruptive passenger.

US Airways Express Flight 3079 took off Thursday from La Guardia airport in New York bound for Louisville, Ky. It landed without incident in Philadelphia around 9 a.m.

A statement from the Transportation Security Administration says the passenger is being interviewed.

US Airways spokesman Morgan Durrant says all other travelers on the 50-seat regional jet have deplaned and are being rebooked on other flights.

Airport spokesman Mark Pesce says the airport remains open and fully operational.

Calls to Philadelphia police and the FBI were not immediately returned.


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