Delta Passenger Rushes Closed Cockpit Door While Taxiing and Gets Arrested in Omaha

by Anthony Losanno
Delta Connection

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A Delta Air Lines passenger yesterday learned that it’s not okay to act out in public and bang on the cockpit door of a taxiing aircraft. Flight DL5751 operated by Republic Airways returned to the gate after an agitated customer had to be subdued.

DL 5751

The flight from Omaha’s Eppley Airfield (OMA) to New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) was delayed around two hours while the passenger was subdued and cuffed by a flight attendant and two assisting passengers.

No details have been released yet as to what motivated the passenger to charge the cockpit door. Fellow passenger @yourdutchuncle posted on Twitter/X about the situation and commended the crew. No other details have been released at this point.

Anthony’s Take: Thankfully, the cockpit door was closed and the aircraft was still on the ground. I’ll never fully understand what goes through people’s heads, but hopefully this passenger learns that their behavior was not okay and gets banned from flying.

(H/T: @JonNYC.)

(Image Credit: Office Wayfinder.)

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