Emergency Landing At Will Rogers World Airport After Man Tries To Open Exit Door

Saturday, June 12th 2021, 6:48 am
By: News 9


A plane had to make an emergency landing at Will Rogers World Airport Friday night after a passenger caused a fight mid-flight.

The Delta flight from L-A-X was heading to Atlanta when police say a man who may be an off-duty Delta employee assaulted two attendants around 10 p.m. Video, posted to Twitter by passengers, shows the man fighting and trying to open the exit door.

Police say the man was removed from the plane and taken to a local hospital.

“Thanks to the crew and passengers of Delta Flight 1730 (LAX to ATL) who assisted in detaining an unruly passenger as the flight diverted to Oklahoma City (OKC). The aircraft landed without incident and the passenger was removed by law enforcement. We apologize to our customers for the delay and any additional inconvenience this caused,” said a spokesperson for Delta.