Illustration for article titled Poisoned Plane: Maniac On U.S.-Bound Jet Says He Poisoned All Aboard

A man claims he poisoned everyone aboard a New Jersey-bound United Airlines flight from Tokyo. The flight was scheduled to land at 2 p.m. at Newark International Airport. The man was restrained by passengers and the flight continued to New Jersey as scheduled.

United Flight 116 was en route to Newark Liberty when a passenger stood up and shouted that he had poisoned everyone aboard. It landed in New Jersey and the FBI took the man away.


Because there was no immediate evidence that anyone was poisoned and the crew reportedly thought the man was suffering delusions or other mental problems, he was restrained and the plane was not diverted from its destination.

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