DALLAS, Texas (KWQC) – UPDATE: Police have released their incident report on the flight from Dallas-Ft. Worth to Moline that was forced to return to the DFW airport Thursday night because of a 'disruptive passenger.'
According to the officer's report, Suzette Gordon was flying to Moline to visit family when she asked for an alcoholic beverage from a flight attendant. The flight attendant refused to serve Gordon. That is when the flight attendant says Gordon got up from her seat and began banging on the cabin door, demanding to speak to the captain.
The report says Gordon then returned to her seat, but continued to demand a drink from the flight attendant and was loud and unruly. The flight attendant says Gordon got out of her seat a second time and again approached the cockpit. That is when the pilots turned the plane around.
Gordon told officers at the gate that she had two glasses of wine on her flight from L.A. to Dallas. The responding officer claims Gordon was unsteady on her feet and slurring her words. The officer placed Gordon under arrest.
She is charged with public intoxication. American Airlines rebooked Gordon on another flight headed to Moline on Friday, July 14th, 2017.
ORIGINAL STORY: A flight from Dallas-Ft. Worth to Moline was forced to return to the DFW airport Thursday night because of “a disruptive passenger.”
American Eagle flight 5771, operated by Mesa Airlines, was originally scheduled to leave DFW at 8:45 p.m. and arrive at Quad City International Airport at 10:44 p.m.
After KWQC learned of the incident from a viewer tip, the NBC affiliate in Dallas confirmed the plane was met by law enforcement after it returned to DFW.
Online records show the flight was “diverted” and did not take off again until later in the evening, finally landing in the Quad Cities at 12:37 a.m. on Friday.