Firecrackers Set Off on Detroit Airliner

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

A Delta Airlines official says a passenger aboard a plane at Detroit Metropolitan Airport set off firecrackers aboard the plane, causing a commotion and some minor injuries.

Delta spokeswoman Susan Elliott says Flight 253, an Airbus 330
carrying 278 passengers, was arriving in Detroit from Amsterdam on
Friday afternoon when the firecrackers went off. Flight 253 is flown by Northwest Airlines, which has merged with Delta.

Elliott says the passenger was immediately subdued. She had no details on injuries.

University of Michigan Medical Center spokeswoman Tracy Justice
says one person from the flight was taken there. She would not
describe the injuries.

An FBI spokeswoman in Detroit says the incident is being investigated.

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