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Unruly Passenger Forces Mexico-Bound Aeromexico Flight to Divert to Houston

Impacting Travel | Patrick Clarke | July 08, 2015

Unruly Passenger Forces Mexico-Bound Aeromexico Flight to Divert to Houston

Photo via Twitter

A Mexico City-bound Aeromexico flight traveling from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport was diverted to Houston on Tuesday afternoon after a passenger became unruly.

According to Cathy Hernandez of KPRC 2 News in Houston, Flight 405 landed safely at George Bush Intercontinental Airport just after noon local time on Tuesday.

Upon landing, the unruly passenger, who had confronted another passenger who was speaking with a family member in a nearby seat, was detained and not allowed to re-board the flight. However since the victim didn't wish to press charges, the detained passenger was not arrested, according to police. 

KPRC 2 reports the passenger began yelling, leading to a confrontation that ultimately threatened the flight's safety.

No injuries were reported and the victim eventually boarded the flight before it continued on to Mexico City.

KPRC 2's official Twitter account posted a photo of the plane on the tarmac in Houston on Tuesday:

Tuesday's diversion comes less than one month after a Chicago-bound United Airlines flight from Rome experienced a passenger disturbance and was forced to divert to Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Unfortunately, in that case, some of the flight's passengers were forced to sleep on the airport floor while they waited for a new flight crew.

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