‘Disruptive Passenger’ Forces American Airlines Flight to Return to D/FW Airport


American Airlines officials said a flight was forced to return to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Thursday night due to a disruptive passenger.

Officials said American Eagle flight 5771, operated by Mesa Airlines, from D/FW Airport to Quad City International Airport in Moline, Illinios, returned due to an intoxicated passenger at about 9:40 p.m.

Airport officials said the passenger — later identified as 52-year-old Suzette Mir Gordon — was being loud, demanded alcohol from the flight attendants and knocked on the cockpit door.

Airline officials said law enforcement met the plane at the gate. They arrested Gordon and charged her with public intoxication.

The flight then re-departed for Moline just before 11 p.m. The flight arrived more than 90 minutes later than scheduled.

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