Delta Flight Diverts to OKC After Off-Duty Flight Attendant Goes Nuts

June 14, 2021


The summer of flying discontent continues, as a Delta Air Lines flight diverted to Oklahoma City when an off-duty flight attendant allegedly assaulted members of the crew.

Pilots diverted Delta Flight 1730 flying from Los Angeles (LAX) to Atlanta (ATL) when the man, now identified as Stephon Duncan started acting erratically: He apparently started early in the flight by asking numerous questions to other passengers seated near him...he wanted to know how to spell the passengers' names.

Things took a nut turn for the worse as Duncan got on the cabin intercom and addressed the other passengers with:

“To put on seat belts, the plane is being taken over and will be going under 10,000 feet.” 

We got another live one...

Passengers and Crew Subdued Duncan, But Not Before He Assaulted 2 Crew Members

Duncan was apparently wrestled to the ground by passengers and crew, but not before he forearmed one crew member and choked another.

Once the plane landed at Will Rogers Airport in Oklahoma City Duncan was arrested and charged with assault and battery and put in a rubber room (I made that last part up...).

Delta took time to thank the subduers.

This is the THIRD Delta Air Snafu in the Last 2 Weeks

On Thursday, a Delta flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to New York (JFK) had to divert to Detroit Rock City when a passenger who was swigging the decanter became unruly and a 'threat', according to the airline.

On June 4th, a Delta flight had to divert to Albuquerque when a passenger tried to breach the cockpit. That flight was originally scheduled from Los Angeles to Nashville.

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About the author

Kenneth Holland is an internet publisher with 20 years experience and the founder of SkyGoFly. He is also the original founder of Airnation.net.

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