A man who caused a disturbance on a flight between Los Angeles and Honolulu attempted to access the cockpit of the plane has been detained
However, two eyewitnesses say the man who caused a disruption on an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu on Friday did not make it to the cockpit door.
Instead they say he was stopped by a flight attendant who had jammed her serving cart in the doorway that separates first class from coach.
There were 181 passengers and six crew members on board the aircraft.
Lee and Penny Lorenzen of Orange County, California, were sitting in first class and saw a strange look on the flight attendant’s face.
The attendant then took off down the aisle with her cart to block the passenger from advancing, saying: "You’re not coming in here."
Passenger Allison Forberger, an eyewitness who lives in Kapolei, Hawaii, was seated right behind first class. She also says the passenger who created the disturbance never stepped foot into the first-class area
Lorenzen says other passengers grabbed the man. They took him to the back of the plane and duct-taped him to his seat.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly was briefed on the incident involving American Airlines Flight 31, which landed at 11:35 a.m. in Honolulu.
The flight crew requested law enforcement officers meet the plane upon landing.