Airline mistakenly puts 80-year-old grandmother on flight to Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Delta Airlines and the Transportation Security Administration are investigating how a woman got on a flight to Charlotte by mistake.

The 80-year-old grandmother boarded the plane in Atlanta. She was supposed to go to Washington D.C. to visit family, but instead she was given someone else's boarding pass.

TSA agents failed to catch the mistake at the security checkpoint. It appears agents did not notice the name on the woman's passport was different than the name on the boarding pass.

The woman's family found out about the mistake when she landed in Charlotte.

The TSA issued the following statement to CBS affliate WUSA in Washington.

"Every day TSA screens nearly 2 million passengers and utilizes many layers of security to keep our nation's transportation systems secure.

We are currently looking into the circumstances regarding this passenger's screening."