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"Man Found on Plane at RDU Overnight"
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
WRAL-TV Ch 5 (CBS),
A flight from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to
Cincinnati was delayed Tuesday morning after a man was found on the plane,
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
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
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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