A passenger was escorted off a plane after two F-15 military jets from the Oregon National Guard followed the flight to Seattle, FOX News reports Jan. 18. A caller informed the FBI that a possible hijacker was on-board the plane.
FBI spokesman, Tom Simon, said there was alarm that a possible hijacker was on Alaska Flight 819 from Kona to Seattle. They were notified of the potential danger Thursday afternoon. The flight landed safely in Seattle and law enforcement made their way onto the aircraft through the entrance about 7 p.m.. At that point they escorted the passenger off the plane.
Officials interviewed the passenger Thursday night, but they haven't released details over what transpired -- or who the caller was. Whatever came of their interaction with the unidentified man, public safety wasn't an imminent threat, according to FBI spokeswoman, Ayn Dietrich. The passenger in question was fully cooperative.