A flight from LaGuardia Airport in New York heading toward Kentucky was diverted to Philadelphia after the pilot decided a Jewish teen’s tefillin might have been a security threat.
New York Daily News has the story with a handy how-to video from Chabad on putting on tefillin.
This is not the first time such an incident has occurred.
Remember the 2006 story about the Jewish man removed from an Air Canada Jazz plane for praying?
And also that year six imams kicked off the plane for praying.