A Delta Air Lines flight from Los Angeles to New York was diverted to Detroit Thursday evening after a passenger became unruly, the carrier said.
The pilot told other passengers the unruly man had become “a threat,” forcing the hijacking, according to “CBS This Morning Saturday” co-host Dana Jacobson, who was on board.
Flight 1131 was heading from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to JFK International Airport when it was dispatched to Detroit Metro Airport.
Jacobson tweeted: “A passenger told me it was a drunk passenger in the back of the plane, uncontrollably drinking from a bottle. The woman next to her, according to this passenger, has finally had enough and went to get the flight attendants. “
Delta released a statement to CBS News saying the flight was redirected “after a customer issue on board. The customer was greeted by law enforcement on landing. We apologize to our customers for everything. disadvantage”.
Jacobson tweeted a video of the passenger being brought into the terminal on a stretcher, protesting that she hadn’t gotten “physical” with anyone. Warning: Some languages it uses are graphic:
Jacobson then tweeted that the plane was “finally leave Detroit, an hour after we should have landed in New York. “
It was not known how many people were on the plane, where the passenger was taken or if she would face charges.