An American Airlines flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City to Los Angeles last week was forced to make an emergency stop at Kansas City International. Why? Because a female passenger wouldn’t stop singing Whitney Houston’s version of “I Will Always Love You.”
KCTV5 out of Kansas City reported the local airport’s spokesman Joe McBride confirming that the disruptive passenger was removed at the stop for “interfering with the flight crew.” He also said a federal air marshal on the plane subdued, handcuffed and escorted her from the aircraft.
While in Kansas City, the budding singer of the classic song, originally written by Dolly Parton, was interviewed by authorities and did not receive any charges. However, KCTV5 reported that the crew would not continue to fly with her, so she had to make other arrangements on to her final destination.
Here’s a video of the woman leaving the plane while still singing the song Houston made famous in the 1992 film “The Bodyguard”:
Interestingly, commenters are pointing out how the flight attendant can be heard reprimanding passengers taking photos or video of the woman she was making her exit. TheBlaze reported about a travel blogger being kicked off a United Airlines flight for snapping a photo earlier this year.
Airlines’ policies determine whether or not they will allow photos or video to be taken on the plane.
American Airline’s policy states that photos and video may be taken for the purpose of recording personal events only.
“Photography or video recording of airline personnel, equipment, or procedures is strictly prohibited.”
(H/T: Daily Mail)