Emergency Landing Triggered By Passenger Urinates In Aisle

A flight from Chicago to Manchester, New Hampshire, was forced to make an emergency landing in Buffalo, New York, on Wednesday due to a passenger’s alleged indecent behavior. Neil McCarthy, a 25-year-old from Oregon, was arrested for exposing himself and urinating in the aisle, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

The incident took place on an American Eagle flight, where McCarthy’s actions prompted the flight crew to divert to Buffalo. Upon arrival, NFTA Police boarded the aircraft and arrested McCarthy after a flight attendant reported the misconduct.

During the investigation, McCarthy confessed to having several “Jack and Cokes” both before and during the flight. He claimed his inappropriate actions were due to a “medical urination problem” and used the term “flicking the bean” to describe his behavior, as reported by People.

Passengers provided additional evidence, including a photograph showing McCarthy in the act of exposing himself. American Airlines commended their crew’s swift and professional response to the incident, ensuring the safety and comfort of all passengers. The flight resumed its journey to Manchester shortly after the incident was resolved.

McCarthy is scheduled to appear in court on July 25. If convicted of indecent exposure, he could face up to six months in prison and a $5,000 fine. After his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah J. McCarthy, Neil McCarthy was released on his own recognizance.