Blow-up doll and Whitney Houston: 5 funny reasons for unscheduled landing of an airplane
Such cases are not unique. Sometimes planes are forced to make unscheduled landings because of unexpected troubles aboard. And here are some examples of them:
1. Fight for kneeroom
We all want to travel in comfort. But in airplanes (if this is not a business class, of course), there is often a problem with lack of space for the legs. For such cases, there is a device called "Knee Defender". This device does not allow the person who sits in front of you to tilt a chair back. Many airlines interdicted it.
In August 2014, a similar mechanism became the reason for the landing of the United Airlines flight that followed from Newark to Denver. Two passengers who caused the conflict were dropped out of the plane.
This situation arose from the fact that the man used knee protection to prevent the sitting in front woman from tilting a chair. The stewardess asked him to remove the device, but the passenger refused. After that, the woman from the front seat got up and threw a glass of water in his face.