A PACKED plane had to make an emergency landing when one of the passengers claimed he was on cocaine before sparking up a JOINT in the cabin.
The unscheduled touchdown happened on an American Airlines jet from Phoenix to Minneapolis after the pilot warned of an urgent ‘security issue’ on board.
The mile-high drama happened on an American Airlines flight from Phoenix to Minneapolis[/caption]
The mid-air emergency was sparked when one passenger threw a tantrum and allegedly began telling others he was under the influence of drugs.
The man then got up from his seat and locked himself in the toilet.
Flight attendants tried to coax him out but he only emerged ten minutes later just as the jet came into land.
After touchdown the unidentified man lit his joint and was promptly arrested by police, who strapped him to a stretcher.
He was then reportedly heard screaming: “Take it off, it hurts. I’ll f***ing kill you!”
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Denver Police Department said their officers determined that the issue was “medical related” adding the man was later taken to the hospital.
His current medical status is unclear and it is unknown whether he will be charged with anything after the bizarre incident.
American Airlines said: “Flight 2408 diverted due to a disruptive passenger. Law enforcement met the flight, and the aircraft re-departed.”