Unruly woman, belts out Whitney Houston songs, kicked off plane - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

Unruly woman, belting out Whitney Houston songs, kicked off flight

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

It was a coast-to-coast flight that some passengers won't soon forget.

The American Airlines flight made an emergency stop at Kansas City International Airport due to an unruly passenger, authorities said.

The woman disrupted the flight in part by belting out Whitney Houston songs. And based on the video posted by a passenger on the flight, the woman won't be getting a golden ticket onto the American Idol competition anytime soon.

The American Airlines flight departed Los Angeles International Airport at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. It was headed to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

But it made an unscheduled landing at KCI at 6:06 p.m.

"The woman was being disruptive and was removed from the plane for interfering with the flight crew," airport spokesman Joe McBride said Friday. "There was a federal air marshal on the aircraft, who subdued the woman and put her in cuffs and removed her from the plane."

As she was leaving the plane, she crooned, "I will always love you," which was written by Dolly Parton. Both Parton and Houston performed the song.

The plane took off from KCI at 7:11 p.m.

The woman was interviewed and released without any charges. McBride said American refused to fly the woman on to her destination, so she had to make other arrangements.

McBride said the woman reportedly claimed she was diabetic.

Copyright 2013 KCTV (Meredith Corp.)  All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Driver who hit Longview school bus Monday identified, charged with DWI

    Driver who hit Longview school bus Monday identified, charged with DWI

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 10:43 AM EDT2017-09-26 14:43:17 GMT

    The driver who hit a Longview ISD School bus Monday afternoon has been identified. Alan Dale Holmes, 56, of Longview was arrested and charged with DWI. The wreck occurred at Hutchings Blvd. and Dean Ave. at around 3:30 p.m. Longview PIO Shane McCarter said that the driver of the pickup ran a stop sign and hit the bus. Law enforcement officials at the scene say the driver of the truck was taken to a local hospital. That driver has also been charged with DWI, according to McCarter. T...

    More >>

    The driver who hit a Longview ISD School bus Monday afternoon has been identified. Alan Dale Holmes, 56, of Longview was arrested and charged with DWI. The wreck occurred at Hutchings Blvd. and Dean Ave. at around 3:30 p.m. Longview PIO Shane McCarter said that the driver of the pickup ran a stop sign and hit the bus. Law enforcement officials at the scene say the driver of the truck was taken to a local hospital. That driver has also been charged with DWI, according to McCarter. T...

    More >>
  • Student arrested, charged after shot fired at TJC

    Student arrested, charged after shot fired at TJC

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 10:25 AM EDT2017-09-26 14:25:46 GMT

    From Tyler Junior College Tyler Junior College (TJC) Campus Police announced today, after conducting an investigation regarding an incident that occurred in the S/R 2 parking lot on Monday, September 18, 2017, that a student has been arrested. The incident was originally described as “suspicious circumstances” after a loud bang was reported, and the source of the noise was undetermined at the time. The incident was updated to “aggravated assault” after new inf...

    More >>

    From Tyler Junior College Tyler Junior College (TJC) Campus Police announced today, after conducting an investigation regarding an incident that occurred in the S/R 2 parking lot on Monday, September 18, 2017, that a student has been arrested. The incident was originally described as “suspicious circumstances” after a loud bang was reported, and the source of the noise was undetermined at the time. The incident was updated to “aggravated assault” after new inf...

    More >>
  • Longview man sentenced to 13 years in shooting death of ex-girlfriend

    Longview man sentenced to 13 years in shooting death of ex-girlfriend

    Monday, September 25 2017 11:29 PM EDT2017-09-26 03:29:50 GMT
    GeKainnon Ikemon-Kenyon Harris  (Source: Longview Police Department)GeKainnon Ikemon-Kenyon Harris (Source: Longview Police Department)

    GeKainnon Ikemoin-Kenyon Harris was charged with manslaughter in the alleged accidental shooting of Alexis Bell in 2016. He pleaded guilty Monday in the 188th.

    More >>

    GeKainnon Ikemoin-Kenyon Harris was charged with manslaughter in the alleged accidental shooting of Alexis Bell in 2016. He pleaded guilty Monday in the 188th.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly