A Delta flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles on Christmas Day diverted to Albuquerque over a ‘security issue’ with a first class passenger.
An incident report shows that issue was a 27-year-old Wichita man’s singing aloud to music playing from his headphones, which bothered other passengers. When he was asked by another passenger and later a flight attendant to stop, the passenger “made references to the recent Ferguson Missouri incident” and “also stated he was being harassed because he was black,”
He then kept going in and out of the lavatory. And he cried.
The plane ultimately arrived in LA about 2 hours and 20 minutes later than scheduled.