Unruly plane passenger left in Minneapolis after flight diverted

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  • Updated: February 9, 2014 - 8:13 AM

A Delta Air Lines flight from Baltimore was diverted to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, where an unruly passenger was removed and taken to a local hospital Friday night, officials said.

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ralph6767Feb. 8, 14 1:04 PM

True story: In the 80s a passenger on a Seattle to east coast flight lit up a cigar (cigarettes were allowed at that time but not pipes or cigars) and refused to put it out after directed to by the crew. So they diverted to Minot, ND and he was removed from the plane. After spending the night in Minot, the other airlines refused to sell him another ticket, so he had to take a bus home. I assume it must have been a really good cigar.

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ltbsomnFeb. 8, 14 2:01 PM

I have bartended off and on since I was 18 years old and was trained not to serve someone if they appeared to be impaired. Flight attendants should have to follow the same protocol as other bartenders. Look what happens if you serve someone and they get in their car and kill or injure someone! In the flight attendants defense, this person could have boarded the flight under the influence and increased their alcohol intake via the lavatory...

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aanen1Feb. 8, 14 3:27 PM

Maybe they should stop serving alcohol in airports and on planes altogether. That would immediately stop most of these unruly passenger issues. Can't get on a plane without a drink? Then take a train.

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rwoodyFeb. 8, 14 3:56 PM

I hope this passenger is on the hook for all charges associated with the landing / taking at MSP!

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george13Feb. 8, 14 4:26 PM

Why are we stuck with her? Another 30 minutes and they could have dumped her in Minot and let her walk to SLC.

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billy46Feb. 8, 14 5:16 PM

Should have dropped in Grand Forks,,,,,that would be worse then jail.

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andynodakFeb. 8, 14 6:54 PM

If I had to fly to Salt Lake I'd need a drink to.

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mavsfanFeb. 8, 14 7:23 PM

In my defense, my husband had just left me and it was two-for-one drink specials in business class...

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