Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Man Allegedly Drank 8 Shots.(Metropolitan)

Byline: Guillermo Contreras Journal Staff Writer

Suspect Charged In Forced Landing

A California man arrested this week after he allegedly forced a Delta Airlines flight to be diverted to Albuquerque drank at least eight shots of liquor before blacking out, court records said.

Robert Perry Maynard, 43, on Tuesday was pulled off Flight 1445, which was headed from Atlanta to Orange County, Calif.

The aircraft was diverted to Albuquerque, and the FBI arrested him on a charge of interfering with a flight crew, alleging that Maynard was throwing items in the aircraft and was being belligerent. A federal magistrate judge released Maynard on his own recognizance Wednesday after prosecutors did not seek to detain him. …

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