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Unruly DJ threatens crew, passengers of JetSmarter flight, forces emergency landing

The DJ “started throwing objects at passengers, walking back and forth, banging on windows, banging his head on the walls and insist that the plane land immediately,” according to the reports.

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Philadelphia deejay was able to order a background check for a semi-private JetSmarter flight from Las Vegas to New York even though he had the places of the disturbing threats on Twitter.

DJ Maurice Paola, 23, forced an emergency landing of the 12-passenger plane in North Platte, Neb., Sept. 3 after he argued with the flight attendant and threatened to decapitate passengers.

The Lincoln Journal Star reported the jet had just taken when Paola “started throwing objects at passengers, walking back and forth, banging on windows, banging his head on the walls and insist that the plane land immediately.”

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The pilot, after failing to calm Paola down retreated back to the cockpit, while the flight attendant used an oxygen tank to defend themselves and a family with children in the ages of 4 and 6 popped up in the back of the unit.

Paola faces up to 20 years sentenced for interfering with the flight crew.

“JetSmarter offers security, is much larger than what the commercial airlines can offer,” company spokesman Ronn Torossian told me. “This was an unfortunate isolated incident.”

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But if anyone had looked at Paola’s recent tweets, they would have found that this is one of end of Sept. 2: “The next person who steps near my crib have their head on their shoulders.”

A day earlier he wrote: “Call the police, I dare ya.” On Aug. 31, he tweeted: “From a prison cell to the private jet lmao they can’t stop me.”

“We are working together with the government,” Torossian said. “We have, and will continue to have stringent security policies.”

 

This article originally appeared on Page Six. Read more form the New York Post here.

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