Unruly Passengers Prompt Diversion Of Southwest Flight

7:38 AM, May 8, 2013   |    comments
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Carleston, SC -- A Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Charleston International Airport Tuesday night, reports CBS Charleston affiliate WCSC-TV.

The Charleston County Aviation Authority tells the station the creew declared an emergency because three passengers were being disruptive and unruly and failed to listen to the flight crew.

Aviation Authority police, the FBI and Federal Air Marshal Service responded to the scene.

The three passengers were removed from the plane and the flight continued just after midnight, WCSC says.

The Southwest flight was traveling with 134 passengers and 5 crew members from Orlando, Fla. to Providence, R.I.

No one was hurt.

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