Las Vegas Traffic Reporter Questioned After In-Flight Incident

By Kevin Eck 

Tom Hawley, the traffic reporter for Las Vegas NBC affiliate KSNV, was pulled off a Frontier Airlines flight from Denver to Las Vegas Sunday night.

“We are taking the matter very seriously, but cannot comment as it is a personnel issue,” KSNV news director Mark Neerman told The Las Vegas Review-Journal.

From the Review-Journal:

Hawley was not on the station’s 5 p.m. telecast, during which he typically appears to provide traffic updates.

According to a Metro spokesman, the incident unfolded over central Utah, and Metro was called by the flight crew to meet the plane at its gate at McCarran. The flight pulled in around 8:45 p.m., and Hawley was taken from the plane, while the remaining passengers waited.

Hawley and other witnesses were questioned and gave statements to the police . Nobody was detained or arrested.