Delta Flight Makes Fla. Stop For Unruly Passenger

Published January 16, 2012 3:36AM (EST)

ATLANTA (AP) — A Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Costa Rica has been diverted to Tampa after a passenger became unruly.

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

She said the flight's captain made the decision to stop in Tampa after the passenger became unruly. Authorities met the passenger after the plane touched down. The Delta spokeswoman declined to provide details about the passenger or the actions that led to the unscheduled stop.

The spokeswoman said of the flight: "It diverted to Tampa because of any unruly passenger. The passenger was removed. And the aircraft, after being on the ground for about an hour, continued on to Costa Rica."

By Salon Staff

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