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December 17, 2018

Cross-country flight diverted after ‘unruly’ passenger does pull-ups on plane

October 3, 2018
An unruly passenger forced the flight to be diverted to Kansas City. (Charles Krupa / AP)

One man’s plane is another man’s gym.

A cross-country American Airlines flight was forced to make a pit stop in Missouri late Monday after an unruly passenger used the aircraft as his own personal exercise equipment with a series of pull-ups.




The flight was headed from Phoenix to Boston when it was diverted to Kansas City thanks to a reportedly intoxicated man whose in-flight work out soon turned nasty.

“He was leaning up against where you put the bags overhead and a passenger came by and said, ‘What are you going to do, some pull ups?’” passenger David Markoski told WBZ-TV. “And the guy actually grabbed on to it and started doing some pull ups on the plane in front of everybody.”

Markoski noted that the man was stumbling and appeared visibly drunk, and quickly became verbally abusive toward a flight attendant who requested he sit down multiple times.

American Airlines spokesperson Ross Feinstein confirmed to the Daily News that the flight was diverted due to an unruly passenger who was later removed by law enforcement.

The plane, which was carrying 147 passengers and six crew members, eventually landed in Boston an hour and a half late.

The FBI told WBZ-TV that no arrests have been made. The passenger’s name has not been released.




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