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The Friendly Skies

Military Jet Escorts Flight to D.C.

He probably should have gone back to his seat. An emergency was declared aboard a United Airlines flight from Denver to Washington, D.C. on Thursday, after a passenger began praying in the middle of the aisle. Military jets were then dispatched to escort the plane to D.C. and the plane landed safely at Denver International Airport. A spokeswoman for United said that the action was taken because the passenger would not follow flight-attendant instructions.