Unruly passenger forces Delta flight to land in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Officials say an "unruly" passenger caused Delta flight DL2370 to be diverted to the Jacksonville International Airport Monday night.

According to the Jacksonville Aviation Authority, the flight left LaGuardia Airport around 7:30 p.m. EST and headed to West Palm Beach when a passenger had a confrontation with another passenger.

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Flight attendants say the passenger, Amy Fine, 32, of Boca Raton, was resting her head on a tray table when the person in front of her reclined their seat and hit her in the head.

Fine, according to police reports, became upset and started to argue with the person in front of her.

The police report says the flight attendants tried to calm Fine down, but stated the more they tried, the more upset she became. She continued to be "disruptive and very loud on the plane," the report said.

Witnesses say she demanded for the plane to land immediately, however, she was told they could not just land the plane.

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She continued to be disruptive, shaking her hands and combative in her demeanor to the point they were concerned for their safety of themselves and the passengers, according to the report. That is when they decided to divert the plane to JIA.

The passenger told authorities she was hit in the head with the chair and that her and the other passenger did have words. However, she said she was not disruptive. She told authorities she was emotional because she had two dogs to die.

The passenger was escorted to the rental car area and released without further problems.

Flight 2370 landed in West Palm Beach around 11:15 p.m.

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