Delta flight diverted to Atlanta due to unruly passenger, airline says

A Delta Air Lines flight from Michigan to Florida was diverted to Atlanta on Wednesday due to an incident with an unruly passenger, the airline said in a statement.

Delta flight diverted to Atlanta due to unruly passenger, airline says


Delta Air Lines said that a flight to Florida from Michigan was diverted on Wednesday to Atlanta due to an incident involving an unruly passenger.

Delta didn't provide any details, but its representatives said they were 'in touch with our flight attendants to offer support and are working with the authorities on their investigation'.

Delta does not tolerate any threats or abuse towards its employees. Delta's number one priority is the safety and well-being of its customers and crew. This will never change.

After taking off from Detroit, the aircraft was diverted and safely landed at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. This happened around 11:15 a.m. Federal Aviation Administration reported that the flight was delayed by approximately two hours.

Delta reported that Atlanta Police Department officers met with the plane in Atlanta at the gate before it continued on to Ft. Lauderdale in Florida with a brand new crew.

The FBI in Atlanta confirmed that it knew about the incident.

There have been no charges or arrests. The FBI stated that they had no further information at this time.

Statistics from the Transportation Agency showed that as of 18 June, 2023, more than 850 reports had been received by the FAA of unruly passengers.

Delta said in a statement that it had 'long advocated on behalf of both our employees and customers for the aggressive and timely prosecutions of unruly passenger'

The FAA reported that earlier Wednesday morning another Delta plane had landed on the runway of Charlotte Douglas International Airport, North Carolina with its nose gear up. The FAA said that no injuries were reported, and is currently investigating the reason why the nose gear didn't extend during landing.