Emergency Landing After Passenger Prays in Aisle

United Airlines flight lands safely at Dulles
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 9, 2012 6:10 AM CST
A United Airlines flight from London arrives at Dulles Airport in Chantilly, Va. in June 1995.   (AP PHOTO/J. Scott Applewhite, FILE)

(Newser) – A United Airlines flight from Denver landed safely in Washington, DC, after its crew reported an emergency because a male passenger began praying in the aisle. The plane was escorted by military jets after the crew declared the emergency, KUSA-TV reports, and landed 13 minutes ahead of schedule last night at Dulles International Airport. A United spokeswoman says the passenger wasn't following flight attendant instructions for landing; he was escorted off the plane by police. (Read more emergency landing stories.)

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