Delta: ‘Unruly passenger’ causes Atlanta-bound flight to land in Dallas

ATLANTA — A flight bound for Atlanta was diverted to Dallas Thursday evening due to a passenger on board.

Delta Airlines Flight 731 from John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California was bound for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

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However, Delta said the flight had to land at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport because of an unruly passenger on board.

Delta officials said after the aircraft landed around 4 a.m., the passenger was deplaned and the flight continued to at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

“We apologize to our customers on board for the disruption and delay to their travel plans,” Delta officials said in a statement.


Delta did not specify what caused the passenger to become unruly.

However, FBI office in Dallas wrote in a statement the passenger had a medical emergency. They did not specify what kind of medical emergency.

“FBI Dallas is aware of a flight in route to Atlanta that diverted to DFW Airport. There was a medical emergency during the flight and a passenger was transported by EMS to a local hospital after it landed. The flight eventually did depart to Atlanta,” the statement read.

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The identity of the passenger has not been released. It is unclear if the passenger will face any charges.