NewsLocal News


Delta flight diverted, lands in Tulsa after disturbance involving 'unruly passenger'

Posted at 11:57 AM, May 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-30 19:49:12-04

TULSA -- Tulsa International Airport officials said a Delta flight was diverted and forced to land in Tulsa on Wednesday morning after a disturbance on board.

The disturbance involved an "unruly" passenger on flight 1156 from Portland to Atlanta, officials said. Federal Air Marshals on the plane "deescalated" the situation, officials said. 

Officials said the plane landed and the passenger was taken off the plane and met by law enforcement. 

Delta officials released the following statement:

"Delta flight 1156 from Portland to Atlanta diverted to Tulsa due to an unruly passenger. The flight landed without incident in Tulsa and the customer was met by law enforcement. Delta is working to prepare the aircraft to continue on to Atlanta. Delta apologizes to our customers delayed by this diversion."

The man who caused the disturbance will be taken to a Tulsa jail. The FBI is now investigating the incident. 

172 customers were on board the plane when the incident occurred, officials said.

Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

Download our free app for Apple and Android and Kindle devices.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Severe Weather, School Closings, Daily Headlines and Daily Forecasts.

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook