Excel flight arrival at 10.35pm; red-eye to arrive on 16 May, with several passengers on board
A police helicopter is being used to locate a person at the main LAX airport access point who may be responsible for delaying takeoffs on the LAX’s flight path.
A Los Angeles airport spokesperson confirmed there had been “some kind of police activity at the airport this evening, and additional aircraft have been diverted to the Central terminal”, in a statement on the LAX website.
Passengers, including some Australians, have shared their experiences via Twitter. While some flights did arrive on time, the arrivals crew took some time to confirm that the aircraft’s passengers were safe, and with no further drama, the passengers boarded their flight.
According to Flight Aware, red-eye flight to arrive in Los Angeles on Saturday on 13 May is still delayed by about two hours.
Passengers aboard the flight are worried the inconvenience may be too much to deal with, given the near-time difference between landing in LA and returning to Sydney.
Authorities are asking witnesses to call 911 or 310-424-3450.
This story will be updated.