Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Man Tries To Open Door

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (August 20, 2013)—The crew of an AirTran flight was diverted to a Memphis, Tenn., airport after a passenger tried to open an emergency exit on the plane, authorities said.

Southwest Airlines spokesman Brad Hawkins said AirTran flight 265 was on its way from Baltimore to Austin Monday evening when the crew made the emergency landing in Memphis because of an unruly passenger.

John Greaud, the airport authority's vice president of operations, said the passengers deplaned so officials could interview them about the incident and check the plane.

The flight later resumed its trip to Austin.

It wasn't immediately clear if charges would be filed.

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