A Man Says His Math Equation Sparked A Terrorism Scare
An economics professor at the University of Pennsylvania says his flight was delayed after his seatmate grew worried about his writing.By Samantha Crook | May 7, 2016
Advanced math generally doesn't rank high on the list of potential reasons a flight can be delayed. But on Thursday, a flight was delayed after a passenger was found writing what turned out to be a math equation.
A woman on the American Airlines flight reportedly had concerns about the man sitting next to her and told crew members she was worried about her seatmate's behavior.
An economics professor at the University of Pennsylvania says he was the man involved in the more than 2-hour-long delay. Guido Menzio was traveling to give a talk about — you guessed it — math and working on an equation while waiting for takeoff.