Tokyo-bound flight turns around because of unauthorised person — and a model tweets the play by play

American model’s account of the U-turn was tweeted to her 10 million followers

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 27 December, 2017, 1:00pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 27 December, 2017, 1:01pm

By Huileng Tan

A flight from Los Angeles to Tokyo turned back on Tuesday because of an apparent mix-up involving an unauthorised passenger on board — while a famous model repeatedly tweeted about the episode to 10 million followers.

All Nippon Airways (ANA) flight bound for Tokyo’s Narita Airport turned around to go back to Los Angeles International Airport, possibly due to an unauthorised person on the plane.

The U-turn of ANA 175 was due to a “mix up and was straightened up,” local ABC7 reported, citing the LAX Airport Police.

News of the diversion gained traction on social media as American model Chrissy Teigen, a passenger on ANA 175, tweeted about it episodically.

ANA 175 departed LAX at 11:36 am local time.

CNBC could not reach the LAX Airport Police, and ANA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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