NC man who tried opening plane door faces judge

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US Airways

BOSTON — A North Carolina man who authorities say became disoriented and tried to open a cabin door on a U.S. Airways Express commuter jet from Maine to Philadelphia is scheduled to face a judge.

Massachusetts state police say 40-year-old Michael J. Ensalaco, of Mooresville, N.C., was held on a charge of interfering with a flight crew and was being questioned after the pilot diverted the flight to Boston on Thursday.

Ensalaco is expected be arraigned Friday in East Boston District Court.

Friends and family members say Ensalaco is a married father of five who has a history of seizures and likely had some sort of medical episode.

A family friend says Ensalaco works in the food service industry and was headed home from a business trip.
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