Pilot threatened to shoot captain who tried to divert flight for a medical emergency

Pilot threatened to shoot captain who tried to divert flight for a medical emergency
Pilot threatened to shoot captain who tried to divert flight for a medical emergency

We show you our most important and recent visitors news details Pilot threatened to shoot captain who tried to divert flight for a medical emergency in the following article

Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - WASHINGTON — An armed pilot on a commercial airliner threatened to shoot the flight’s captain if they diverted the flight for a passenger medical event, according to a statement from the US Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General and court documents.

Jonathan J. Dunn was indicted by a Utah grand jury on October 18 and charged with interference with a flight crew, stemming from an August 2022 incident, according to court documents.

Dunn used a dangerous weapon to assault and intimidate a crew member, interfering with the crew member’s ability to perform their duties, the documents state.

Dunn, who was the crew’s first officer, “told the Captain they would be shot multiple times” after a disagreement regarding a possible flight diversion for a passenger medical event, the Office of Inspector General said.

The inspector general’s statement didn’t say which airline was operating the flight, but Delta told CNN in a statement, “This first officer is no longer employed at Delta.”

“Out of respect for the ongoing aviation authority investigation of this incident, Delta will refrain from commenting on this matter,” the statement said.

When asked about the status of Dunn’s pilot license, the Federal Aviation Administration told CNN, “Jonathan J. Dunn does not have a current FAA medical certificate, which is required for flying.”

Dunn was authorized to carry a gun on board the plane due to the Transportation Security Administration’s Federal Flight Deck Officer program, the Inspector General’s office said.

Dunn has been removed from the program, the TSA said, though it did not specify when he was removed.

The Federal Flight Deck Officer program was developed in the wake of the September 11, 2001, attacks and involves training and arming pilots to handle an in-flight attack, such as a hijacking attempt.

“Upon successful completion, the pilot is deputized as a federal law enforcement officer and issued a TSA-approved firearm and federal flight deck officer credentials,” the Transportation Security Administration said.

Pilots, flight engineers and flight navigators who meet certain requirements are eligible for the program, according to the agency.

The program also requires participants to pass a bi-annual firearms requalification, the TSA said.

The Office of Inspector General said it is conducting an investigation into the in-flight incident alongside the FBI and the FAA.

An arraignment for Dunn is scheduled for November 16, according to online court records.

CNN has reached out to the US Attorney for the District of Utah office for comment. — CNN


These were the details of the news Pilot threatened to shoot captain who tried to divert flight for a medical emergency for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Saudi Gazette and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV Navalny laid to rest in Moscow cemetery as hundreds gather
NEXT Italy foreign minister urges ‘immediate ceasefire’ in Gaza

Author Information

I am Joshua Kelly and I focus on breaking news stories and ensuring we (“Al-KhaleejToday.NET”) offer timely reporting on some of the most recent stories released through market wires about “Services” sector. I have formerly spent over 3 years as a trader in U.S. Stock Market and is now semi-stepped down. I work on a full time basis for Al-KhaleejToday.NET specializing in quicker moving active shares with a short term view on investment opportunities and trends. Address: 838 Emily Drive Hampton, SC 29924, USA Phone: (+1) 803-887-5567 Email: [email protected]