Altercation on Miami-Bound Plane Investigated

Passenger, flight attendant in altercation: Officials

Authorities are investigating an altercation between a passenger and a flight attendant on a Miami-bound American Airlines flight Tuesday morning.

Airline officials say the altercation happened on flight 998 which left Sao Paulo and landed at Miami International Airport just after 6:30 a.m.

The Boeing 777 aircraft, which had 223 passengers and 14 crew members landed without incident, American Airlines spokeswoman Dori Robau Alvarez said.

Details of the altercation were unknown. Miami-Dade Police is investigating the incident.

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