A man and a woman are arrested after causing a disturbance on a Delta Air Lines flight to Los Angeles that the pilot to return the plane to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport, officials confirmed Thursday.
Delta flight 2565 took off from Minneapolis at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, but returned at 7:35 pm, airport spokesman Patrick Hogan said. The crew reported that the 35-year-old Blake, Adam Fleisig, of Los Angeles, and the 36-year-old Christine Anne Koosmann of Edina was disruptive and refused to follow the instructions.
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ial police reports released Thursday do not give details of the nature of the disruption. The airport police arrested the pair after the plane landed, and they were both questioned by the police and the FBI, Hogan said.
The police reports show Fleisig was a ticket for disorderly conduct involving fighting, or fighting and Koosmann was ticket for disorderly conduct and for obstructing the police. While the police released Fleisig late Wednesday, Koosmann was taken to the Hennepin County Jail, where she was released early Thursday after posting $78 bail and the jail roster shows. She is by the court Jan 13. The costs are all violations.
Video shot by a passenger shows Fleisig scuffling with another passenger as the officers of him removed from the plane and Koosmann swearing as officers escorted her out.
Delta in a statement saying the flight crew, “elected to return to Minneapolis shortly after takeoff when two passengers refused to follow the instructions of the crew, was aggressive and made a disturbance in the cabin.” The statement says that the safety of customers and employees is the airline’s highest priority.
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The Associated Press could not reach Fleisig or Koosmann for comment.
Hogan said the full report regarding the incident are not available because officials are still investigating the incident.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.