Monday, 14 June 2021

Another Delta flight diverted due to unruly passenger.

DELTA AIRLINES B757-232 N655DL (MSN 24395)

Watching our local news I saw a story about another Delta Airlines flight that had to divert due too an unruly passenger who caused havoc on the aircraft.

This time it was Delta Airlines flight DL1730, a flight from Los Angeles (LAX/KLAX) to Atlanta (ATL/KATL).
The flight was forced to divert to Oklahoma City (OKC/KOKC) after a passenger, an off duty flight attendant, allegedly attempted to make announcements over the plane’s loudspeaker and became combative Friday night.
The flight departed LAX at 18.02 local time and landed in Oklahoma two hours and thirty minutes later at 22.31 local time. It departed at 23.30 local time and finally landed in in Atlanta at 5.02 the next morning. 

A Delta spokesperson confirmed to the Media that the unruly passenger began fighting with the flight crew after an attendant tried to stop him from making the announcements. Cellphone videos taken on the flight show other passengers and flight crew members struggling with the man, attempting to subdue him.
Click here to view the Twitter video posted by an individual who was on the flight. (Warning: Profanity is spoken in the video.) The individual who posted the video said the agitated passenger announced that they needed to be close to their oxygen masks and that he then attempted to open the door that goes to outside the plane. She said crew members then called for “all the strong men” on the plane to come to the front and restrain him.

Police said the FBI is handling the investigation but an FBI official said they could not yet comment on the incident.

A Delta Airlines spokesperson released the following statement:

“Thanks to the crew and passengers of Delta Flight 1730 (LAX to ATL) who assisted in detaining an unruly passenger as the flight diverted to Oklahoma City (OKC). The aircraft landed without incident and the passenger was removed by law enforcement. We apologize to our customers for the delay and any additional inconvenience this caused.”

Aircraft Information:
Airline: Delta Airline
Code: DL/DAL
Aircraft: A321-211
Registration: N116DN
Serial Number: 10121
Age: March 2021

I posted a story about a similar incident on another Delta flight that was diverted Monday, the 7th June, when an agitated passenger tried to force his way into the cockpit of a plane heading from Los Angeles to Nashville.

An individual identified as Asiel Christian Norton allegedly rushed to the front of the plane and pounded on the door leading to the flight deck, yelling “We need to land this plane!”

Flight attendants and passengers subdued Norton and FBI responded once the plane landed in Albuquerque, N.M.

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