Removed from plane

Emergency landing after passenger refuses to stop singing!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Belting out ballads non-stop!

The incident took place on an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to New York. As soon as the plane took off one enthusiastic passenger began loudly singing ‘I Will Always Love You’ by Whitney Houston (pictured singing below).The reason for her behaviour was unclear, but her fellow passengers were very tolerant at first. She can’t do it for the whole flight right? However, she decided to continue singing song over and over. This prompted cabin crew to ask her to end her non-stop rendition, but the determined vocalist refused to stop!

Eventually, after a long couple of hours, the pilot decided an emergency landing at Kansas City Airport was the only solution. It is actually quite impressive that she could keep singing for such a long period of time!

What happened to the passenger?

Shortly after landing at Kansas City, police entered the aircraft and escorted the lady of the flight. According to reports, she kept on singing even as she was removed from the plane! A spokesperson for the airline said that "there was a federal air marshal on the aircraft, who subdued the woman and put her in cuffs and removed her from the plane." Some fellow passengers recorded the incident, follow this link to the full video.

Fortunately for the stubborn soloist, she was released without any charge. However, she was not offered free transport back to New York by American Airlines. The plane then continued on to JFK airport in New York, landing about an hour later than scheduled.

A final note

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