Drunk Passenger Forces Emergency Landing

Posted Apr 7th 2011 08:15 AMUpdated Apr 8th 2011 12:49 PM


An American Airlines flight from Dallas to Paris was forced to make an emergency landing at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport Wednesday night after a drunk passenger became unruly, police say.

According to local Chicago news stations, U.S. Air Marshals intervened in the situation, removing the unidentified passenger from the plane without incident at approximately 8:30 p.m.

The flight, which was scheduled to go directly to Paris, was refueled before it continued the trip, American Airlines spokesman Jim Faulkner tells the Chicago Tribune.

It is unclear whether the passenger will face criminal charges, which typically happens when someone disrupts a flight.

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people shouldn' t be aloud on the planes if they sit in the bar in the airport and get drunk before getting on that would stop all of that. people and their beer muscles. oh big man beats up on a woman maybe he thought it was a camel lol

October 15 2011 at 8:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

they should have open the door and threw him out he was a rag head anyways

October 15 2011 at 8:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

itsan easy fix ... just ban booze! They should throw the guy in jail for year to sober up..also he should be banned for 5 years from flying!!!!

April 07 2011 at 7:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

We flew to China and were allowed only two drinks in 16 hours. The flight attendants who continued to serve the booze should be fired.

April 07 2011 at 6:29 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Stupid passanger.

April 07 2011 at 6:13 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

totaly cool, i wish there were more incidents like this! please publish this idiots name and contact information so we can all thank him properly.

April 07 2011 at 3:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

How drunk was this dude? And how disruptive? Last I knew, airplanes didn't have lampshades you can put on your head. Flight attendants should have just given him a few more so he'd pass out.

April 07 2011 at 9:43 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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Rascal Seahorse

Or they should issue handcuffs and some duck tape to put over drunk passengers' mouths.

April 07 2011 at 9:44 AM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply

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