Delta: Flight Diverted To Fla. For 'unruly' Couple


Salon Staff
January 16, 2012 10:09AM (UTC)

ATLANTA (AP) — Officials say a Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Costa Rica was diverted to Tampa after two passengers became unruly.

Delta spokeswoman Chris Kelly Singley said Flight 414 departed Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport at 6 p.m. Sunday and landed at Tampa International Airport at 7:34 p.m.

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Tampa International Airport spokeswoman Janet Zink identified the passengers as Peter and Gabriele Strohmaier of Dusseldorf, Germany. She said they were seated in first class and demanding food and champagne and refused to sit down.

Gabriele Strohmaier told The Associated Press that a Delta crew member "exaggerated enormously and felt terribly insulted" after her husband raised concerns about the food and beverage service. She said they were seated during the exchange.

Zink said no charges had been filled. The FBI and Transportation Security Administration were investigating.

The couple was spending the night at a hotel near the airport.


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