Passenger mix-up forces 'flight to nowhere' to turn around

Former U.S. President Barack Obama and Prince Harry on day 7 of the Invictus Games 2017

The plane turned back Tuesday because a passenger on the flight had boarded the wrong aircraft.

U.S. model Chrissy Teigen and singer husband John Legend were on a flight that was half-way from Los Angeles to Tokyo when it was forced to turn back after an "unauthorised person" was found onboard.

The pilot of Flight 175 chose to return to the originating airport as part of the airline's security procedures, ANA said in statements that apologized to passengers but supported the decision.

Chrissy Teigen live tweeted from aboard a nightmare 8-hour flight after a freakish passenger mishap forced the plane to abruptly make a U-turn while on its way to Japan, ABC News reported. She wondered on Twitter why the plane was turning around four hours into the 11-hour flight. She said passengers were told someone had managed to board the ANA flight with a United Airlines ticket and added that police interviewed passengers who were sitting near the person.

The airline, All Nippon Airways (ANA), said only that there had been a problem with a customer's "flight arrangement".

The celebrity couple was headed to Japan for vacation when they were caught in the mishap.

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It appears the mistake was the passenger in question may have been on the wrong airline entirely.

- christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 27, 2017Lmao after all this I will have spent 8 hours on a flight to nowhere. "The pleasure I get out of the story is worth more to me than a direct flight to Tokyo". She wrote: "They keep saying the person had a United ticket. We are on ANA", she wrote.

"Taking off!" she finally tweeted early Wednesday.

Roughly five hours after the whole mess started, Teigen said they were boarding a new plane.

After landing back at LAX, things got even more interesting and Teigen held it together by Tweeting every second of her adventure. The total time for the flight to take off and return was just over eight hours.

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