American Airlines plane lands in cockpit after crowd of passengers, damage control

An American Airlines flight from Honduras was grounded Tuesday night when a passenger entered the cockpit and lost some control. CBS Miami Report.

American Airlines confirmed the incident in a statement, saying the passenger had been detained by local law enforcement.

According to the carrier, while boarding Flight 488 to Miami, the passenger “entered the open flight deck and damaged the aircraft.”

CBS News has learned that after damaging the flight control, the passenger tried to get out of the cockpit window when a pilot intervened.

An alternative flight was scheduled to depart after Tuesday night.

“We appreciate the professionalism of our excellent staff members in dealing with this difficult situation,” said American Airlines.