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"Man Found on Plane at RDU Overnight"


Tuesday, December 19, 2006

A flight from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to Cincinnati was delayed Tuesday morning after a man was found on the plane, authorities said.

Gregory Scott Wester, of 30 Old Mill Road in Fuquay-Varina, has been charged with first-degree trespassing and possession of a controlled substance, authorities said. He also faces federal charges.

Cleaning crews discovered a man on a Delta 737 plane at RDU at about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, RDU spokeswoman Mindy Hamlin said. The man told authorities he had climbed a perimeter fence at the airport and was trying to catch a flight, she said.

"At no time was he an apparent threat to any individuals or any aircraft," Hamlin said.

The man was calm but disoriented when he was taken into custody, she said.

The FBI and the Transportation Security Administration are investigating the incident.

Delta's 6 a.m. flight to Cincinnati was delayed so the plane could be swept again for security, officials said.
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