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Shocking cockpit breach delays American Airlines flight [Watch]

A man was arrested in Honduras on Tuesday after charging into the cockpit of an American Airlines Boeing 737-800 during the boarding process.

The unidentified male damaged some cockpit controls and attempted to jump out a cockpit window before crew members intervened and police arrested him.

The American Airlines Boeing 737 set to operate AA488 between Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, and Miami, Florida, was boarding its 121 passengers when the incident occurred.

According to ABC News, the man ran down the jetway, entered the cockpit, damaged some controls, and tried to jump out a window when pilots attempted to stop him. Footage posted on Twitter shows the man half out the window.

AA488 is the 14:58 departure, one of American’s three daily flights between San Pedro Sula and Miami. The flight normally reaches Miami two and a half hours later. As a result of the damage done to the operating aircraft by the cockpit intruder, the plane was grounded in Honduras, and American Airlines sent a replacement aircraft down to collect the passengers.

No one was injured during the incident, and American Airlines praised how their crew handled the situation.

Watch the clip below…

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