A group of people escorted off a plane by armed officers and later questioned after one man´s actions,
made other passengers nervous. America West Flight 616 on Saturday was preparing to taxi from a Los Angeles International Airport gate when passengers
noticed a man, whom they believed to be Middle Eastern, stand up and pass papers to an older man, Nejatullah Sherzad.
Nancy Castles said the unidentified man stood up and passed his travel itinerary to the other gentleman. He then asked a flight attendant if he could get off the
airplane to retrieve other documents. Officials considered this “suspicious behavior.”
FBI questioned them and released them shortly after, officials
said. No arrests were made. The travelers did not return to the original flight.