Contact Us

Air Travelers Get A Scare Over Amarillo

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

What should have been just another routine flight from LA to Kansas City turned out quite differently in the skies over Amarillo yesterday.  According to media reports, the 135 passengers and 5 crew members aboard Southwest Airlines flight 3683 got a scare when Ali Reza Shahsavari, 29, stood at the back of the plane and shouted “You’re all going to die.  Allahu Akbar!”  The flight crew eventually convinced Shahsavari  to sit down and stop shouting.  According to an article from,

“FBI Special Agent Mark White, based in Dallas, said the event did not appear to be an act of terrorism. He described Shahsavari as a U.S. citizen who might have experienced an episode of mental illness.”

The pilot landed the plane in Amarillo and police came aboard and arrested the man without incident.  Shahsavari is Iranian, but was born in Mississippi.  In spite of the fact that he was born in this country, he apparently speaks only Persian, Luri or Azeri (some of the more predominant languages of Iran) fluently.  The man’s sister was traveling with him and aided the FBI investigators.  Shahsavari is being held in the Randall County jail and is facing federal charges.

Best of 106.3 The Buzz

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for BuzzHead VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive BuzzHead VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.