So far in 2022, there have been a reported 323 passenger incidents reported to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Just a day after the American Airlines and Frontier merger, an American Airlines flight that was bound to Los Angeles (LAX) had to make an abrupt landing in Albuquerque, New Mexico (ABQ) after a passenger made a threat to a crew member.
Curtis Blessing, an American Airlines spokesperson, said, “American Airlines flight 482 from Charlotte (CLT) to Los Angeles (LAX) diverted to Albuquerque (ABQ) following a passenger disruption in which a threatening statement was made toward a crew member,”
No passengers or staff were hurt in the making, but, it adds on to an increasing trend of passenger incidents so far to the year.
With nearly 6,000 incidents reported last year, this record could be broken with more and more incidents like this occurring.
The FBI is now in control of the situation and there is an increased push from crew members, pilots, and other related staff for the government to enforce stricter regulations and laws in with incidents like these.