Pilots diverted a flight to Jacksonville because they say a woman became "unruly". Flight attendants say she was resting her head on a tray table when the person in front of her reclined their seat and hit her in the head. VPC

A Delta flight from New York's LaGuardia Airport bound last night for Palm Beach International Airport was diverted to Jacksonville after a passenger dispute about, you guessed it, personal space and a reclining seat.

An onboard witness told a West Palm Beach TV station that after the woman seated next to him reclined her seat the passenger behind her started screaming and swearing and demanding that the flight land.

Delta confirmed that due to a "passenger disruption" and with an "abundance of caution" the pilot put the plane down in Jacksonville, where local law enforcement took over.


Plane Diverted After Fight Over Legroom

An aviation expert weighs in on the in-flight fight over personal space, which forced a Denver-bound plane to be diverted. A passenger on board that flight describes the fight over a Knee Defender, which blocks airline seats from reclining. VPC

Read or Share this story: