A MAN who was caught on a wild video climbing onto the wing of an Alaska Airlines plane has been arrested in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department responded to a call of a man on the McCarran Airport tarmac around 1:30 p.m., KLAS reported.
Video shows the man kicking off his shoes and attempting to climb the airplane winglet[/caption]
Police told the outlet that the man appeared to have jumped a fence before running onto the runway — and cops believe he may have been impaired or have a mental illness.
Video taken by Brooke Knight shows the man kicking off his shoes and attempting to climb the airplane winglet as cops approach from behind.
The man then slides off the tip of the wing and falls to the ground, with cops quickly making the arrest.
Witnesses said the man drove through a fence onto the airport runway before climbing onto the airplane, which was bound for Portland.
Flight 1367 was preparing for take-off when the pilot spotted the man beelining for the aircraft[/caption]
Video shows the man slide off the tip of the wing and fall to the ground[/caption]
“This fella is fine, which is great. A bloody nose … all personnel on the plane and on the tarmac were simply amazing. So nice to see,” Knight said.
Knight added that “the original wingman” was smiling and conscious after the incident.
Flight 1367 was preparing for take-off when the pilot spotted the man beelining for the aircraft, Alaska Airlines said in a statement obtained by KTNV.
“The pilots notified the tower. Law enforcement was dispatched and able to apprehend the individual,” the airline said.
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“Our guests and employees are safe and we are working with law enforcement.”
The plane returned to the gate for a full inspection after the incident, the airline said.