What to Know
- A Spirit Airlines flight had to make an unscheduled stop because of a medical emergency -- and one woman became "irate," airline said
- Video shows her running up and down the aisles, screaming and cursing at the top of her lungs as passengers stare in disbelief
- Spirit Airlines apologized to passengers "who had to witness this and for the inconvenience of the delay"
A woman on a Spirit Airlines flight "became erratic and irate" after the plane had to make an unscheduled landing because of a medical emergency, running up and down the aisles screaming as passengers stared in disbelief, according to a statement from the airline and video from the plane.
Video from another person on the flight from Houston to Minneapolis shows the woman racing back and forth, screaming and cursing after the flight had to stop in Rochester, Minnesota. The woman is shouting at the top of her lungs, though her utterances apart from the profanity are hardly intelligible.
Spirit said law enforcement had to help remove the woman from the aircraft. It went on to its destination an hour or so later. The nature of the medical emergency that forced the Rochester stop wasn't clear.
The video of the irate woman had nearly a million views on Facebook in less than a day.
Spirit Airlines apologized to passengers "who had to witness this and for the inconvenience of the delay," adding in a statement, "Safety is our top priority at Spirit Airlines."