A disruptive passenger who reportedly lit a cigarette and refused to put it out caused a United Airlines flight from Houston, Texas to Ontario, California to divert to San Antonio (Texas) late Monday afternoon.
United Flight 4228 left Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport at 5:48PM when early in the flight a male passenger lit a cigarette (which is against federal law). The passenger became ‘disruptive’ and as a result the crew decided to divert the airliner to San Antonio airport.
The man was taken in to custody by Federal authorities and will likely face charges.
The flight was able to continue on to Ontario after the incident.
The aircraft was a Boeing 737.
As we’ve said before passengers who pull stunts like this should not be allowed to fly commercially again. Enough said.
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