New York-Florida Flight Diverts After Fight Over Reclined Seat

By Paul Riegler on 2 September 2014
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A Delta plane at LaGuardia Airport

A Delta plane at LaGuardia Airport

A Delta Air Lines flight from LaGuardia Airport in New York to West Palm Beach, Florida had to divert to another airport after a “passenger disruption” over a reclined seat.

Delta Flight 2370, which departed from New York at around 7:00 p.m. Monday night, was diverted to the nearest airport, which was Jacksonville International Airport, after a passenger who was reportedly sleeping with her head on an open tray table was hit when the passenger in front of her reclined his seat.

Eyewitness reports shown on local television news broadcasts said that the passenger, Amy Fine of Boca Raton, became upset after being hit on the head and demanded that the plane land immediately.

Fine later told authorities that she wasn’t aggressive in her behavior, explaining that she was emotional over the death of her two dogs.  The airline said that “local law enforcement met the flight and removed the passenger” in a statement.

Fine continued her journey home in a rental car.  The aircraft arrived in West Palm Beach at 11:13 p.m., minus one passenger.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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