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Two Plane Passengers Kicked Off Flight After 'Argument Over Armrest'

Dominic Smithers

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Two Plane Passengers Kicked Off Flight After 'Argument Over Armrest'

Featured Image Credit: PA

Two passengers were reportedly kicked off a flight after an argument over an armrest.

The two men were on a United Airlines flight setting off San Francisco Airport and bound for Las Vegas when the alleged disagreement erupted.

A fellow passenger on the flight took a photo of the scene, saying that it was their first time on a plane in over a year.

They said: "On my first flight in 15 months, of course we were rerouted back to the gate because two passengers got into a physical altercation over elbow placement upon arm rests."

According to reports by SFGate, both men were escorted from the flight and detained by police.

It's understood that neither of the individuals involved were injured as a result of the incident and neither wished to press charges.

They were later released by the authorities but were not allowed to rejoin their flight.

A spokesperson for United Airlines told LADbible: "United flight 634 from San Francisco to Las Vegas returned to the gate due to a disruptive incident involving two customers prior to take off.

"Law enforcement officials met the aircraft and soon after, the flight departed for Las Vegas, without the passengers involved in the incident."

Earlier this week, passengers on board a Delta Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta grappled with an unruly passenger who reportedly tried to open the plane's door mid-air.

Footage recorded by passenger Steve Denton shows air stewards and passengers restraining someone - not visible in shot - as an aggravated male voice is heard.

According to reports, the flight had to be diverted to Oklahoma City on 11 June and landed without any further incidents.

Another passenger, Benjamin Curlee, said a man had attempted to open the plane's door mid-flight.

A Delta Airlines passenger reportedly attempted to open the plane's door mid-flight recently. Credit: PA
A Delta Airlines passenger reportedly attempted to open the plane's door mid-flight recently. Credit: PA

He said an announcement was made asking passengers to take their seats and get ready to put on their oxygen masks.

"That created quite a stir. People behind me were saying, 'Well, that's really bad'. I mean that only happens when the plane goes down," Mr Curlee told CNN.

A Delta spokesperson said in a statement: "Thanks to the crew and passengers of Delta Flight 1730 (LAX to ATL) who assisted in detaining an unruly passenger as the flight diverted to Oklahoma City (OKC).

"The aircraft landed without incident and the passenger was removed by law enforcement. We apologise to our customers for the delay and any additional inconvenience this caused."

LADbible has contacted San Francisco Police Department for a comment.

Topics: flight, Police, Airport, United Airlines, Passengers, US News

Dominic Smithers
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