LOS ANGELES (AP) — An airline says a Tokyo-bound flight returned to Los Angeles hours into the journey after the crew found that one of many passengers had boarded the wrong aircraft.
An announcement from All Nippon Airways says the pilot determined to return to the originating airport as a part of the airline’s safety procedures.
Flight 175 left Los Angeles International Airport at 11:36 a.m. Tuesday and returned to LAX at 7:33 p.m.
Model Chrissy Teigen was aboard and live-tweeted the developments. She questioned on Twitter why the aircraft was turning round 4 hours into the 11-hour flight.
ANA says it is making an attempt to decide how the passenger boarded the wrong flight.
In an apology to inconvenienced passengers, the airline says it takes delight in customer support and failed on this flight.