CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Students from the United Arab Emirates were taken off a Thanksgiving Day flight from Charlotte to Washington and rescreened by security, causing the flight to be delayed for more than four hours.
Three of the students told WJLA-TV in Washington ( ) they were pulled from the US Airways plane and questioned about the purpose of their trip and whether they had military training. They now want an apology. http://wj.la/vWN9fl
A spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration said the US Airways pilot requested Charlotte airport police assist in removing individuals from the plane because of a perceived security concern. TSA and airport police responded and later determined the individuals did not pose any security threat.
A spokeswoman for US Airways declined to comment about the nature or origin of the security concern.