‘Unruly’ passenger causes Atlanta-bound flight to be diverted, Delta officials say

ATLANTA — A flight bound for Atlanta was diverted to Denver due to an incident on board.

Delta Airlines told Channel 2 Action News Delta Flight 44 from Portland to Atlanta was diverted to Denver due to an unruly passenger.

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The flight landed in Denver without incident.

Passengers told Channel 2 Action News they had no idea why they were landing.


“A couple of people from the airport came on the plane, and she went off with them,” Erin Porter, a passenger on the flight, said.

The identity of the passenger and what transpired have not been released.

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“We apologize to our customers on board for the disruption and delay to their travel plans,” Delta Airlines officials said in a statement to Channel 2 Action News.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation said they are still investigating and have not said whether or not the passenger will face charges.


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