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Upset passenger disrupts Spirit flight from Texas to Minnesota

Posted at 12:09 PM, Jun 26, 2018

WARNING: Some might find the video disturbing. Language has been bleeped.

A Houston flight to Minneapolis took a turn when a passenger started screaming to be let off the plane after it made an emergency landing in Rochester, Minnesota. 

Video obtained by NBC affiliate KPRC in Houston shows the irate passenger moving down the aisle, yelling and cursing after the Spirit Airlines flight made the emergency landing because a man needed a doctor. 

A fellow passenger on board told NBC affiliate KARE in Minneapolis that a flight attendant thought the man was sleeping, but he was actually in a coma. 

When paramedics arrived, the woman reportedly ran from the back of the plane, screaming to be let off.

According to KARE, police sent the woman to a hospital for a mental health evaluation, after being told she's a military veteran battling post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

In a written statement, Spirit Airlines said, "We apologize to our guests who had to witness this and for the inconvenience of the delay. Safety (is) our top priority at spirit airlines."

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