LANSING, MI – Pinnacle Airlines says passengers restrained another passenger when he tried to open the door during a panic attack before takeoff at Lansing's Capital Regional International Airport.
Pinnacle spokesman Joe Williams says the incident occurred Sunday night when the regional jet was moving to a runway for departure to Detroit. There were nine people aboard, including three crew members.
Williams says the man was arrested by police when the plane returned to the gate. The plane departed about three hours later.
LANSING, MI – Delta Flight 3679 had been waiting for takeoff to Detroit for about 45 minutes when a passenger became "belligerent" and requested to be taken off the flight. Airport spokesperson Nicole Noll says officials do not believe terrorism played any part in the event.
"No. From the information that I have, this is simply an individual who had become impatient and wanted to get off the aircraft."
LANSING, MI – A man has been removed from a plane at a Lansing airport after passengers tackled him during takeoff.
Witnesses tell WILX-TV that the man was tackled Sunday night by several passengers at Capital Region International Airport after the pilot of Delta Flight 3679 told them takeoff was delayed because of bad weather in Detroit.
Witnesses say during the delay flight attendants asked several men to move to the front of the plane, and the man was tackled after demanding to sit near the cockpit.
EAST LANSING, MI – The Michigan State women's basketball team won for the sixth time in its last seven games Sunday with a 68-55 over Northwestern at the Breslin Center. The Spartans, who have now won 13 straight over the Wildcats, were led by a balanced attack, as 10 Spartans scored, including 33 points off the bench. MSU improved to 17-8 overall and 8-6 in the Big Ten, remaining a half game out of second place.
Governor Granholm's budget chief says it will be tough to round up enough votes in the Legislature for the governor's budget proposals.
AUDIO: Budget Director Robert Emerson was appearing on the Michigan Public Television show "Off the Record." Emerson acknowledged the governor's new budget - the final budget proposal of her administration -- is controversial -- especially expanding the sales tax to cover services.