Aviation

Flight diverted after passenger pukes, takes off pants and tries to punch flight attendant

A flight to Texas was forced to divert to Alabama when a drunk passenger reportedly took a swing at a flight attendant after taking off her pants.

The woman, who has been identified as 25-year-old Sierra Nicole McClinton, was on board a CommutAir flight from Jacksonville, Florida to Hueston Texas when she threw up on herself and took off her pants, Fox News reported.

According to an Instagram post from @dunne_dunne_dunne, McClinton got into a fight with another passenger and tried to punch a flight attendant who was trying to calm her down.

 

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When flight attendants were unable to calm the passenger down, the flight was reportedly forced to divert and land in Mobile, Alabama.

Fox reported McClinton appeared to be drunk when she landed in Mobile, and she allegedly continued to disobey police commands and yell obscenities.

She now faces charges of disorderly conduct and public intoxication.

CommutAir told Travel Weekly in a statement that its flight 4332, which was operating as United Express from Jacksonville to Houston was diverted to Mobile when a passenger became disruptive last week.

“The aircraft landed safely in Mobile where law enforcement officials met the aircraft at the gate. The flight continued on to Houston shortly after,” the airline said.

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