MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – A Miami bound American Airlines flight from Pensacola was forced to return to the airport after a woman demanding a larger seat faked a medical condition.
A Pensacola police spokesman says the plane was evacuated when the woman refused to deplane. Authorities and the plane’s pilot eventually succeeded in talking the woman off the plane.READ MORE: Storms Causing Flight Delays At South Florida Airports
Police say the woman was taken into custody under Florida’s Baker Act, which allows authorities to hold a person who could pose a threat to themselves or others.READ MORE: COVID In Florida: 5,520 New Cases, 9 Deaths Reported On Sunday
The flight turned around shortly after takeoff, and there were no injuries.
The carrier’s website says the flight resumed its journey to Miami at about 7:30 a.m.MORE NEWS: Former President Trump Targets McConnell, Pence During Speech To GOP Donors
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