LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Latest on a Tokyo-bound flight that returned to Los Angeles (all times local):
An FBI spokeswoman says the agency investigated after a passenger was found aboard the wrong flight from Los Angeles to Tokyo but didn’t make an arrest.
The crew of the All Nippon Airways flight discovered the errant passenger hours into the flight Tuesday and the jet returned to Los Angeles.
FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller says interviews were conducted and no charges were filed.
The airline did not immediately say why the wrong boarding pass was accepted.
A U.S. government official with knowledge of the situation says the incident involved two brothers — one ticketed on ANA and the other on a United Airlines flight leaving around the same time. The official who spoke on condition of anonymity says both cleared security and had valid boarding passes.
ANA and United are flight codeshare partners.
— By Associated Press writer John Antczak
An airline says a Tokyo-bound flight returned to Los Angeles hours into the journey after the crew discovered that one of the passengers had boarded the wrong plane.
A statement from All Nippon Airways says the pilot decided to return to the originating airport as part of the airline’s security procedures.
Flight 175 left Los Angeles International Airport at 11:36 a.m. Tuesday and returned to LAX at 7:33 p.m.
Model Chrissy Teigen was aboard and live-tweeted the developments. She wondered on Twitter why the plane was turning around four hours into the 11-hour flight.
ANA says it’s trying to determine how the passenger boarded the wrong flight.
In an apology to inconvenienced passengers, the airline says it takes pride in customer service and failed on this flight.