Last updated: 01:05 PM ET, Sun October 23 2016

Two Gain Unauthorized Access To American Airlines Plane

Airlines & Airports | American Airlines | Rich Thomaselli | October 23, 2016

Two Gain Unauthorized Access To American Airlines Plane

Two passengers were able to gain unauthorized access to an American Airlines plane on Sunday morning at Philadelphia International Airport, according to reports.

Flight 1655 was to depart Philadelphia for Boston Logan at 8 a.m. when the discovery was made, and the flight was delayed. A new plane was brought in to complete the flight, which departed at 11 a.m.

"Two passengers gained unauthorized access to one of our aircrafts earlier this morning,” American Airlines said in a statement provided to WPVI Action News television out of Philadelphia. “Out of an abundance of caution, we are utilizing a different aircraft for the flight to Boston. We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience."

The station said investigators are looking into how the two people were able to open a secured door controlled by the airport, but American Airlines said it was believed to have been done by accident.

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