What happens when over a hundred people, with different backgrounds, are packed into a commercial airplane for several hours? Complete strangers who are forced to wear masks, and with some drinking too much alcohol, occasionally, mental meltdowns.
In early November, the Federal Aviation Administration reported nearly 5,000 incidents of unruly passengers so far in 2021, a large portion of which was due to mask regulations. The FAA had turned 37 of those over to the FBI, as the FAA does not have the power to prosecute criminal cases.
In the latest example of an SJW activist gone mad, a Delta flight heading to LAX was forced to make an emergency landing in Oklahoma City Thursday night after a passenger screaming about BLM and being enslaved by the white man assaulted a flight attendant and an air marshal.
The passenger, identified as 35-year-old Ariel Pennington of Washington, D.C., was booked into the Oklahoma City Jail on complaints of disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. The investigation is ongoing, and he could potentially face federal charges, however.
According to police, the flight’s captain said Pennington became combative and assaulted a flight attendant. When a federal air marshal tried to intervene, Pennington assaulted the marshal as well, police said.
Combative passenger on @Delta flight assaults flight attendant and Air Marshal, according to OKC police. Flight #342 from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles was diverted to Oklahoma City where police arrested the passenger. Story: https://t.co/3u0zKJrOQs pic.twitter.com/RHnZX60z3M
— Eric Resendiz (@abc7eric) December 10, 2021
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A woman aboard the flight sitting two seats behind the violent passenger posted a video of the suspect being cuffed by the air marshal to Instagram.
“So… this just happened on our plane from D.C. to LAX two seats in front of me. He was yelling about BLM and being enslaved by the white man. We had to emergency land in Oklahoma so the federal police could come to take him off. Our five-hour flights turned into 8 hours. ” the passenger said in a caption of the video.
Delta responded to the event.
“Delta applauds the quick action and professionalism of the crew and federal air marshals on Delta flight 342 from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles, which diverted to Oklahoma City after a customer became unruly and was removed from the flight by local law enforcement,” the airline said in a statement. “We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience.”