Woman detained after sparking panic mid-flight

A woman has been attested in the U.S after trying to open the exit door during a flight from London to Boston.

The British Airways flight landed at Boston Logan Airport at around 1.30 pm (0530 AEDT) following a six and a half hour journey from London Heathrow.

Massachusetts State Police said on Tuesday they met the Boeing 777 to arrest the 30-year-old woman, who tried to open the exit door while intoxicated.


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On twitter, the police said there was no known connection to terrorism and the woman will face charges over the incident.

In a statement, British Airways said: “We do not tolerate abusive behaviour.”

The incident comes with British and US authorities on heightened alert after the deadly Paris terror attacks last Friday.

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