DFW-To-Paris Flight Diverted After Unruly Passenger Subdued

DFW AIRPORT (CBSDFW.COM) – An unruly passenger forced an American Airlines plane from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to make an unexpected stop in Chicago Wednesday night.

Flight 48 was headed to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris when one of the passengers allegedly had too much to drink and became disorderly.

One source told CBS Chicago television station WBBM that the planes crew had to subdue the passenger and place him in ‘flexcuffs’ until the flight landed at O’Hare International Airport around 8:45 p.m.

Chicago police and airport security took the unidentified passenger off the plane, without incident. No crewmembers or passengers were injured.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether the passenger would face criminal charges. Individuals who disrupt airline flights typically face federal charges.

Following the incident, the airliner was refueled and the 187 remaining passengers continued on to France.


One Comment

  1. Angelica Arruda says:

    To avoid problems with drunk people , AA should sell liquor in first class and business class,like they do in economy class.
    Because the drinks are free,passengers drink to much.

    1. Brandy A says:

      I don’t think it has anything to do with paying for drinks. I think it does have to do with people having a sense of entitlement. I would bet money that when more details come out, it will be because he was denied something he thought he deserved to have or do, and will have nothing to do with alcohol.

    2. Ann says:

      Most of the time when passengers get in that condition that fast (between Dallas and Chicago !…) they have managed to come onboard drunk and hide it or combine it with meds to sleep and make fools of themselves and I hope this one makes the “no-fly list” !
      Stop blaming the airline or it’s employees… the man is an idiot and is reponsible for his behavor.

  2. Joel Raes says:

    Good, glad to see the passengers and crew taking charge!


    Joel Raes

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