Charlotte flight delayed due to passenger's comment

Charlotte flight delayed due to passenger's comment

Charlotte flight delayed due to passenger's comment

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by BERNADETTE JAY / NewsChannel 36 Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on September 30, 2011 at 1:38 PM

Updated Friday, Sep 30 at 2:03 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – An US Airways flight was delayed because of an unruly passenger.

The incident happened Friday at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport aboard US Airways Flight 1663. 

According to airport officials,  the flight was supposed to leave Charlotte for a direct flight to St. Louis at 11:20 a.m.

TSA officials tell NewsChannel 36, the woman passenger made an inappropriate statement while on board, the flight taxied back to the gate and the passenger was removed.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police took the woman into custody. We're told the woman then requested to be treated at the hospital. No word yet on her identity or the details of what she reportedly said.

As a security precaution, US Airways also re-checked the aircraft.  Some passengers asked to be re-booked onto another flight; the airport tells NewsChannel 36, they’re in the process of re-booking flights for concerned passengers. 

The other passengers aboard the plane finally left Charlotte Douglas around 12:20 p.m. for St. Louis.

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