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UPDATE: FBI called to Lincoln Airport after emergency landing

Posted: Updated: Nov 5, 2013 11:53 AM CST

By: Kayla Bremer
kbremer@klkntv.com

Just after midnight Tuesday, Sunwing Airlines Flight 739 made an emergency landing after an unruly passenger tried to open the plane's door.

Several emergency crews and police officers responded to the Boeing 737 in route from Jamaica to Calgary, Canada.

Sunwing spokesman Daryl McWilliams says it all began when four women on the flight began taunting and harassing a 48–year–old man, who then became very agitated and looked like he was going to try and open the plane's door.

Lincoln Airport officials say the man was intoxicated.

Since the emergency landing wasn't due to a medical event, it became a matter for the FBI which is something Lincoln Airport Executive Director John Wood says doesn't happened too often.

"We have occasional diversions for various reasons," Wood said.  "Sometimes it's mechanical.  They can have medical emergencies which are more common...somebody that has some kind of medical issue and we end up being the airport they're over when that happens.  This is a little different with a disturbance onboard the aircraft."

Lincoln Police say the man was taken to a local hospital.

The plane was grounded for about five hours while investigators interviewed passengers and the crew.

"We ended up deplaning the passengers just before their three hour limit and got them in the terminal building, kept them isolated because they hadn't been cleared for customs," Wood added.

They re boarded the plane and took off just before six Tuesday morning except for the four women and the man involved in the incident, who had to find their own way back to Canada.

Federal prosecutors have decided not to file charges.

The spokesman for Sunwing Airlines says an apology letter and a $75 travel voucher were given to all passengers onboard due to the delay.

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