Delta ‘customer disturbance’ diverts flight from LA to Dallas

Delta 'customer disturbance' diverts flight from LA to Dallas

A Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles was diverted due to an unruly passenger, officials said.

An “onboard customer disturbance” led to Monday’s incident on Delta Flight 365 out of Hartfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport en route to LAX, prompting pilots to divert the plane to Dallas, airlines officials told The Post.

A Delta spokeswoman declined to provide details, deferring additional inquiries to law enforcement officials.

“Situations like these are rare and regrettable for the vast majority of our customers and Delta has zero tolerance for unruly behavior at our airports and aboard our aircraft,” Delta said in a statement. “We applaud our flight crew’s quick decision to divert and address the situation as expeditiously as possible so the remainder of our customers can resume their travels.”

Selfie of actor Bill Mosely aboard the diverted flight
Horror actor Bill Mosely was aboard the flight.
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Actor Bill Moseley, who has starred in several horror films, was on the flight and said it had to be rerouted due to an “unruly passenger.” A police officer is seen walking down the aisle of the plane over Moseley’s shoulder.

“Ah, the unfriendly skies!” Moseley tweeted from his seat to his 75,000-plus followers.

The incident marked the latest in-flight disturbance of unruly passengers aboard flights. A California man was charged Monday for allegedly attacking a flight attendant on an American Airlines plane on Oct. 27.

Brian Hsu, 20, allegedly punched the flight attendant during a trip from New York City to California after she told him to sit down because the “fasten seatbelt” sign had been activated.

Hsu, who attended school in New York, was returning home after having brain surgery, according to an FBI affidavit. The plane had to be diverted to Denver, where Hsu was taken into custody.

The Federal Aviation Administration announced in August that it had issued more than $1 million in fines to unruly airline passengers this year. The agency received some 3,889 reports of disorderly passengers between January and mid-August, including 2,867 incidents of people refusing to comply with federal mask mandates.

Flight map of diverted Delta flight
The flight departed out of Atlanta and was to land at LAX but had to be diverted to Dallas.
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Nose of grounded Delta plane
The FAA has issued over $1 million in fines to unruly passengers this year.
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As part of its Zero Tolerance campaign against rowdy travelers, the FAA asked airports to coordinate better with local law enforcement agencies to prosecute the most egregious cases. The agency also asked airport officials to stop passengers from taking “to-go” cups of alcohol onto flights.

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