United flight declares emergency landing after passenger prays in aisle

United flight declares emergency landing after passenger prays in aisle

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United flight declares emergency landing after passenger prays in aisle

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Posted on November 9, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 9 at 12:59 PM

DENVER (CBS News) -- A United Airlines flight from Denver landed safely in Washington, D.C. after its crew declared an emergency, reportedly because a passenger began praying in an aisle.

According to KUSA-TV in Denver, the plane was escorted by military jets after the crew declared the emergency. The plane landed Thursday at Dulles International Airport.

The Denver TV station says the crew made the decision because a male passenger started praying in the middle of an aisle.

United spokeswoman Megan McCarthy says a passenger on flight 662 from Denver to Washington wasn't following flight attendant instructions for landing.

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