Delta Flight From L.A. To N.Y. Diverted To Detroit Over Unruly Passenger
By Hannah DeRuyter
June 11, 2021
A Delta flight traveling from Los Angeles to New York was diverted to Detroit Metropolitan Airport because of a "customer issue" on Friday morning (June 11).
In her first tweet about the incident, Jacobson wrote, "Security situation on delta flight jfk to lax. We just diverted to Detroit, nothing else is known. Delta 1131. From my seat haven't seen or heard anything but a lot of speculation."
All of the passengers were asked to get off the plane, and shortly after, four officers made their way onto the aircraft. Jacobson tweeted a video of the passenger leaving the plane on a stretcher using vulgar language towards those recording her.
"Y'all saw me getting physical with anybody on the flight?" the passenger yells in the video. "Was I physical with any of y'all?"
It is unknown what exactly happened on the flight, but Jacobson tweeted that a passenger said the woman was drunk and "out of control drinking from a bottle."
Passenger telling me it was a drunk passenger in the back of the plane, out of control drinking from a bottle. The woman next to her according to this passenger finally had enough & went to get the flight attendants— Dana Jacobson (@danajacobson) June 11, 2021
FOX 2 reported that Delta said in a statement, "Delta flight 1131 operating from Los Angeles to New York-JFK diverted to Detroit after a customer issue on board. The customer was met by law enforcement upon landing. We apologize to our customers for any inconvenience, though the safety and well-being of our customers and crew is always Delta's top priority."