Jan 8, 2010 10:48 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

NORAD dispatches fighters over Colorado Springs

NORAD dispatched two F-16 fighter jets to the Colorado Springs Airport Friday, after an Air Tran passenger jet made an emergency landing because of an unruly passenger. No one was hurt.

Air Tran Flight 39 was en route from Atlanta to San Francisco when a drunk passenger locked himself in a bathroom. Colorado Springs Police removed him from the plane. He is being detained.

This is the second time this week that NORAD has dispatched fighter jets because of an unruly passenger.  Earlier this week, a plane en route to Hawaii returned to Portland, Oregon.

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