The plane did not fly to New York because of a pepper spray that someone sprayed in the cabin
An American Airlines plane bound for New York from Miami had to make a layover in Jacksonville, Florida after someone sprayed pepper spray, according to FOX Business.
A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said the incident occurred Sunday, August 20, on American Airlines Flight 1680 en route from Miami to New York. According to him, the flight had to be redirected to Jacksonville International Airport (Florida) after someone inadvertently sprayed pepper spray on the plane.
After the transfer, the plane was cleared and continued to fly to New York’s LaGuardia Airport. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will conduct an investigation into the incident.
According to the Transportation Security Administration, pepper spray is illegal on airplanes. A 118ml pepper spray can be carried in checked baggage, provided it has a safety mechanism attached to it to prevent discharging, the TSA said.
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