Plane Safely Lands Near Boston After Autistic Man Grabs Flight Controls Mid-Air, Police Say

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A small plane had to make an emergency landing after a passenger with a developmental disorder tried grabbing the plane control midair, NY Post reported. 

The pilot safely landed at Norwood Memorial Airport, Friday morning. According to the outlet, a woman and her 60-year-old brother were offered a free promotional flight by a flight school. The plane which is reportedly a

“single-engine Cessna Skyhawk”

lost control when the man got hold of the flight control and attempted to move it around.

“The pilot, who is an experienced flight instructor, was able to maintain control of the airplane,”

police said.

“The pilot maintained contact with air traffic controllers and the plane landed safely at 11:45 a.m.”

Norwood Police and Fire departments arrived at the scene late Friday morning

“out of an abundance of caution.”

No damage to the plane was reported. Norwood police said that

“the incident did not appear to be criminally motivated.” 

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