Intoxicated man forces London-bound US Airways flight to head back to Philadelphia

The man was drunk and trying to grope women on the plane.
By Evan Bleier Follow @itishowitis Contact the Author   |   May 14, 2014 at 10:54 AM

PHILADELPHIA, May 14 (UPI) -- A drunken man aboard a US Airways flight from Philadelphia International Airport to London Heathrow caused the plane to turn around after he was being unruly and attempting to grope women.

Flight 728 was over Massachusetts when it turned around and headed back to Philly. The man was taken off the plane and federal authorities brought him into custody after landing.

"Flight 728 from Philadelphia to London Heathrow returned to Philadelphia because of a disruptive passenger," US Airways spokeswoman Michelle Mohr told NBC 10. "The passenger was restrained on board by federal officials."

After a delay, the plane did take off again and was expected to land in London on Wednesday morning E.S.T.

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