Flight 1367 from Las Vegas to Portland was preparing for takeoff from McCarran Worldwide Airport when the pilot seen an individual coming towards the plane and notified the management tower, Alaska Airways mentioned in an announcement.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Division and airport officers took the man into custody, airport spokesman Joe Rajchel advised CNN.
The person had hopped a fringe fence and was noticed by airport workers round 1:40 p.m. PST, in accordance to Rajchel.
Video shot by a passenger reveals the man sitting and strolling on the wing. He then removes his socks and sneakers earlier than attempting to climb the Boeing 737’s winglet, the upturned finish of the aircraft’s wing. As law enforcement officials method the man, he slides down the winglet and falls to the tarmac beneath.
Officers took the man into custody and he was taken to a medical facility, Rajchel mentioned.
The aircraft returned to the gate for a full inspection following the incident, the assertion from Alaska Airways mentioned.
In accordance to Alaska Airways’ web site, the flight was scheduled to depart at 12:30 p.m. however the delay led to its departure at 4:48 p.m.