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Disruptive passenger forces Southwest flight to divert to Corpus Christi

Video on social media shows woman being removed from flight

HOUSTON – A Southwest flight from Los Angeles to Houston’s Hobby Airport was diverted Sunday to Corpus Christi due to a disruptive passenger, according to the airline.

Video apparently showing the female passenger being removed from the plane has surfaced on Twitter.

Read the full statement from Southwest:

“The Captain in command of Southwest flight 4519 today from Los Angeles International Airport to William P. Hobby Airport in Houston elected to divert to Corpus Christi International Airport after flight attendants notified the Captain and First Officer of a potential threat in the Cabin. Following an uneventful landing, local authorities met the aircraft at a gate and removed the disruptive passenger. The safe operation of every flight is our highest priority and we expect the aircraft to depart shortly to complete the journey to Houston.”

The flight is scheduled to arrive at Hobby Airport later Sunday afternoon.

This story comes from KSAT sister station KPRC.


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