Singing Woman Removed from Flight

Repeat performances of Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" do not sound better at 30,000 feet

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While long suffering air travelers have frequently complained about being seated next to a crying baby on a long flight, there are worse things like a woman who will not stop singing Whitney Houston’s classic “I Will Always Love You,” which in turn forces the airplane to make an unscheduled stop to remove her.

According to The Daily Mail, the incident occurred on an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to New York City on May 9. It’s unclear exactly when during the flight the passenger started to sing “I Will Always Love You,” the Dolly Parton song that Whitney Houston made famous, but she was unwilling to stop. The repetitive performance was so disruptive to the passengers and flight crew that the plane was forced to make an emergency landing at the Kansas City International Airport.

According to a statement by airport spokesman Joe McBride, “There was a federal air marshal on the aircraft, who subdued the woman and put her in cuffs and removed her from the plane.” The video shows the Whitney Houston fan as she was removed from the flight, defiantly still singing the song.

In Kansas City, the disruptive passenger was interviewed by authorities, but was released without charge. McBride said that the woman was forced to find her own way to her destination after the airline refused to fly her back to New York. Thus far the only explanation the woman has offered for her behavior is that she’s diabetic.

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8 comments
KurtDavis
KurtDavis

in flight entertainment, and ya didn't have to pay $2 for earphones; maybe AA should've passed out $1 earplugs lol

MelissaBlue
MelissaBlue

Severe diabetics have erratic behavior, it can actually mimic schizophrenia.

rstasel
rstasel like.author.displayName 1 Like

Why can't you take pictures on an airplane?

KurtDavis
KurtDavis

@rstasel that's the very same question I was asking...when did that 'rule' come up - they're not airborne nor taxiing but parked at the gate when 'approved electronic devices' are permitted...

rstasel
rstasel

@KurtDavis @rstasel Yeah this casual use of the no photos BS is getting old. If they weren't trying to hide something why would they care. As a photographer I tell these people to piss off when they say I can't take photos, they usually just go away in a huff. With all these cameras around now I think they better get used to being photographed. As for the singing lady, I never liked that song or Whitney Houston anyway :-)

daisee
daisee

If PETA is so for the "ethical" treatment of animals why are they of all organizations not no-kill?? The humane society is a lot less extreme than PETs and even they can manage that.

alexrockland
alexrockland

Nutty as a fruitcake martini ... or in her case ... 5 fruitcake martinis.

CaliforniaGranny
CaliforniaGranny

Obviously she is not right in the head. But why should all the people in the plane suffer for one morons  actions.?? good she got kicked out.