Las Vegas man arrested after climbing onto the wing of Alaska Airlines plane
Man climbs onto plane wing in Vegas.
A man was taken into custody after he climbed onto the wing of an Alaska Airlines plane preparing for departure at McCarran International Airport.
Alejandro Carlson, 41, is believed to have jumped over the airport’s perimeter fence before running along the runway to the Alaska plane.
Once there, he climbed onto the aircraft’s wing as passengers onboard the Boeing 737 watch him through the windows.
In a video posted online, Carlson can be seen removing his shoes and socks before attempting to climb the vertical wingtip.
After failing numerous times to mount the wingtip, he eventually slips and lands hard on the tarmac before police officers arrest him.
“The aircraft was preparing for take-off when the pilot noticed an individual advancing towards the aircraft. The pilots notified the tower. Law enforcement was dispatched and was able to apprehend the individual,” Alaska Airlines said in a statement.
“Our guests and employees are safe and we are working with law enforcement. The plane returned to the gate for a full inspection.”
Carlson was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital. He was then booked into the Clark County Jail for trespassing and disregard for public safety
— Mick Akers (@mickakers) December 13, 2020