Two Arrested After N.Y.-Bound Airline Flight Incident

NEW YORK (AP) -- Two men aboard a Northwest Airlink flight from Detroit to New York were arrested Friday after one of them asked to see the cockpit and refused to sit down, federal authorities said.

Neither man got into the cockpit, and it did not appear they tried to force their way in, authorities said. The flight landed without further incident at Kennedy Airport.

The Homeland Security Department ''is monitoring the ongoing investigation,'' spokesman Brian Roehrkasse said.

Memphis-based Pinnacle Airlines, which operated the flight under the Northwest Airlink name, said the 50-seat jet was full, with two pilots and a flight attendant.

Loading