Posted: Sep 14, 2011 3:31 PM by Trovette Tottress
DETROIT (AP) - Frontier Airlines says crew on a Denver to Detroit flight followed security protocols after passengers reported suspicious activities by two men on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, but had no control over how a woman sitting near them was treated by authorities.
Spokesman Peter Kowalchuk says in an email Wednesday to The Associated Press that the men and 35-year-old Shoshana Hebshi were
removed without the crew being consulted.
Kowalchuk says passengers were concerned about "the suspicious activity of two gentlemen . and only two gentlemen" who were spending a lot of time Sunday in the plane's bathroom. Hebshi described herself as half-Arabic and half-Jewish and said she was targeted because of her Middle Eastern appearance. Hebshi said she was forced off the plane in handcuffs, strip-searched and interrogated.