Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Disorderly Passenger Causes Jet To Divert.(Metropolitan)


A Delta Airlines flight bound for Orange County, Calif., from Atlanta diverted to the Albuquerque International Sunport on Tuesday after an unruly passenger allegedly threatened the flight crew, the FBI said.

Robert Perry Maynard, 43, of Spring Valley, Calif., was taken into custody at the airport about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday and charged with crime aboard an aircraft/interference with the flight crew. Maynard made an initial appearance Wednesday before Judge Robert Puglisi and was released on his own recognizance.

According to Doug Beldon, supervisory special agent with the FBI, Maynard had been drinking hard liquor before he boarded a plane in Richmond, Va. …

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