An All Nippon Airways flight en route from Los Angeles to Tokyo was forced to turn around four hours into the eleven hour journey to remove an "unauthorized person" from the flight, angering passengers who were told by the airline that passenger had a ticket for another airline.
A twitter user claiming to have been on board flight ANA 175 said that four people were questioned and detained; "1 Muslim,2 white, and 1 asian lady."
Police said the massive U-turn was due to a "mix up, and was straightened out," according to ABC7, and that the flight has been rescheduled to depart Wednesday morning.
Model Christine Teigen was aboard and documented the incident over Twitter.
a flying first for me: 4 hours into an 11 hour flight and we are turning around because we have a passenger who isn’t supposed to be on this plane. Why...why do we all gotta go back, I do not know— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 27, 2017
.@chrissyteigen is on an international flight that turned around 4 hours in because a passenger isn’t supposed to be on plane. Look at this flight path! This is my Twilight Zone. pic.twitter.com/II06VmfOah— Jensen Karp (@JensenClan88) December 27, 2017
Police were interviewing people seated near the mystery passenger, according to Teigen.
Police were interviewing all the people seated around the mystery person once we got off the plane. Why would they do this! I MUST KNOW MORE— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 27, 2017
There is a 20 minute interview before we can get off the plane!! This is my dream. Police! Talk to me talk to me— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 27, 2017
ok I’m officially ready to say something is up— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 27, 2017
One twitter user said that four passengers were detained:
Im on the flight. 4 people were detained— Devante Sison (@heat_nation6mvp) December 27, 2017
There were 4 people questioned. 1 Muslim,2 white, and 1 asian lady— Devante Sison (@heat_nation6mvp) December 27, 2017
3 male and 1 female and they didnt get handcuffed— Devante Sison (@heat_nation6mvp) December 27, 2017
Another twitter user claims that passengers had to sign an NDA:
Person removed from plane that turned around halfway to Tokoyo and returned to LAX must have been a big fish! All the passengers had to sign a NDA!— ????????Malenkaya???????? (@Malenkayame555) December 27, 2017
The plane's recorded flight time was recorded at seven hours and 56 minutes