Drunk, Spirit Airlines Passenger Assaults Police and is Removed from Flight

by Anthony Losanno
Spirit Passenger 2

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For once, here’s an incident that did not happen in Miami. On Sunday, Spirit Airlines flight NK239 was delayed almost three hours when an inebriated passenger had to be removed from the Ernesto Cortissoz Barranquilla International Airport (BAQ) to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).

View from the Wing reports that the passenger apparently got into an argument with another passenger while the aircraft was still at the gate. He allegedly told the other passenger, “you wish you could be in America.” Police were called and he punched one of the officers. This made the situation escalate and several other officers got involved to get the man off of the plane.

What’s interesting is that the man said that he was in Colombia over a custody battle with his son’s mother and apparently had just lost custody. Now, he’ll have some additional legal issues with how violently he acted with the police. Spirit Airlines has reportedly banned the man from future flights.

Anthony’s Take: This was the worst way for this passenger to act and he’s likely still thinking about it from a cell in Colombia. People never cease to amaze me.

(Featured Image Credit: Impacto News via Twitter/X.)

(H/T: View from the Wing.)

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