Passengers and flight attendants say they were loud and threatening. They asked the crew of the San Diego-to-Chicago flight to make an unscheduled landing in Amarillo, Texas.
A federal criminal complaint says Salman Hermez, Jonathan Khalid Petras, Ghaswan Asaad Shaba, Essa Solaqa, Khalid Yohana and Wisam Imad Shaker are charged with Interference with a flight crew, and aiding and abetting. All are jailed without bond in the Randall County Jail in nearby Canyon, Texas, pending a federal detention hearing in Amarillo on Wednesday. Jail records list no attorneys for the six.