The video shows that passengers on Delta flights were restricted after a dispute with multiple people in the front of the plane
(NEXSTAR)-On Friday night, a Delta Air Line flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta was diverted to Oklahoma City after an unruly passenger started trying to make an announcement through the plane’s speaker. The company said.
A video shared on Twitter by a passenger on the plane appeared to show that the man was fighting with several other people, including passengers and crew, near the door of the plane. When he was pulled out of the area and confined in the aisle, the editing ended.
A Delta Air Lines spokesperson confirmed that the unruly passenger began to clashed with the crew after a flight attendant tried to prevent him from making the news.
Passengers who shared the video on Twitter initially described the incident as “hijacking” and then claimed that unruly passengers “attempted to open the door outside.” (caveat: Video clip Contains graphics language. )
“The man announced that we need an oxygen mask close to us [and] Keep trying [and] Open the door,” the witness wrote. [The flight crew] Then he called all the’big guys’ to the front of the plane to restrain him. We finally landed at OKC because it is the nearest airport to us. “
However, Delta Air Lines later stated that the incident was neither a hijacking nor an attempt to open any doors.
A spokesperson for Will Rogers World Airport (OKC) said the Oklahoma City Police Department is currently investigating but declined to provide further comment.
According to flight records, Delta Air Lines later confirmed that the incident occurred on Delta Flight 1730, which departed from Los Angeles International Airport before 6 pm Pacific time. The carrier also thanked those who assisted in the detention of the man.
“There was no accident when the plane landed and the passengers were taken away by law enforcement. We apologize to our customers for the delay and any additional inconvenience caused.”
Friday night’s incident marked the second time in a week that passengers had forced a Delta flight to be diverted. On Friday, June 4, a flight from Los Angeles to Nashville was affected by a passenger Trying to break into the cockpitThe plane landed safely and the passenger was arrested by the airport police.