Another dispute over reclining seats forced a Delta plane to be diverted.
Delta flight 2370 was headed from New York’s LaGuardia Airport to West Palm Beach when the disturbance began.
Passengers say a woman who was knitting reclined her chair, sending the woman behind her into a rage. Passengers said the woman was screaming and swearing when a flight attendant came over to talk with her. The woman told the flight attendant to put the plane down.
The pilot complied.
“Out of an abundance of caution, the captain elected to divert to the closest airport,” Delta said in a statement. “Local law enforcement met the flight and removed the passenger.”
The flight landed in Jacksonville and the woman was escorted off the plane by police.
The remaining passengers continued on to West Palm Beach.
This is the third incident like this in a week.