Delta Flight Diverts To Fla. For Unruly Passengers

Published January 16, 2012 4:36AM (EST)

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.

She said the aircraft's captain made the decision to stop in Tampa after a passenger became unruly.

Tampa International Airport spokeswoman Janet Zink said a married couple was actually involved — 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.

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.

By Salon Staff

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