An Alaska Airlines flight was forced to land on Wednesday after a naked passenger locked himself in one of the jet's bathrooms.
A naked passenger on an airplane caused the flight to turn around due to the disorderly conduct.
"There was a subject on the aircraft that had barricaded or locked himself in the bathroom, the lavatory", airport police Sgt. Darcey Perry told KTVA-TV.
Once they returned to the flight's airport of origin, Ted Stevens International Airport, passengers were told to disembark the plane and had to wait three and a half hours before their next opportunity to fly to Seattle.
The passenger was removed from the aircraft by law enforcement. "We appreciate your cooperation".
She told the news agency she initially suspected something was amiss when flight attendants kept going back and forth in the aisles and had put on rubber gloves.
"I'd rather go back to Anchorage than have something happen", added Danyluck.
However, no further details are yet available including whether the man has been arrested, as the carrier tried to downplay the entire incident.
It is unclear whether or not charges will be brought against him. "While no emergency was declared, the decision was made to return to Anchorage", Alaska Airlines spokesman Tim Thompson said in an email.
An Alaska Airlines flight was forced to make an unscheduled landing after a naked passenger locked himself in the bathroom of the plane.
'This pilot worked for the airline for more than 20 years, and we now know that he was an alcoholic who flew commercial flights while under the influence of alcohol, ' USA attorney for the Central District of Los Angeles Nicola Hanna said in a statement.
The flight, which was originally scheduled to take off at 1:25 a.m., ultimately departed again at 6:37 a.m., according to the airline's website. "The passenger was escorted off the flight by officers", he said. It landed at 2:44 a.m. local time and arrived to the gate at 3:14 a.m. local time, FlightAware's data showed.