US Airways Flight 728 was forced to land in Boston Monday night, far short of its London destination. John Alexander Murry, of Glasgow, was arrested just after 11 PM, causing the plane to stay on the ground for two hours before resuming its Philly-to-London route.
The 50-year-old Scottish man, according to prosecutors, was being “unruly and disruptive,” it seems. The crew continually asked him to stop blocking the aisle, but Murray allegedly wasn’t willing to comply. So, he’ll be telling his story to a judge in East Boston District Court, where he was scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday. The charge is interfering with a flight crew.
According to a US Airways spokesman, the pilot chose to land in Boston and have Murray bounced “in the interest of safety.”