Somehow, a Dude Was Found Hiding in a Plane's Cockpit at JFK

Published On 03/04/2015 Published On 03/04/2015

Quart-sized bags, full-body scans, and TSA pat-downs -- there's a litany of failsafes to prevent any antics from happening on a plane. And yet, somehow, a passenger on a JetBlue flight managed to make it into the cockpit on Tuesday, playing hide-and-seek until it landed.

The airline's ground crew spotted the 26-year-old man from Atlantic City, NJ sitting by the window in the pilot's cabin at around 2am, soon after the flight from the Dominican Republic touched down at New York's JFK International Airport. Somehow no one -- including the pilot! -- saw the guy in the cockpit before.

As ground crew members walked the unnamed intruder off the aircraft, the unruly passenger opened an alarm door in an attempt to run away. However, the ground team was able to detain the man (who JetBlue has confirmed was a passenger on the flight), before he was taken to be inspected at Jamaica Hospital.

Following his medical investigation, the alleged criminal was swiftly arrested for trespassing, though it's not yet known how or why he entered the cockpit... which really makes you wonder how you're not able to take anything over 3oz on the plane, when a guy manages to get where he's got no business being.



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