United Express flight UA4332 from Jacksonville, Florida to Houston diverted to Mobile, Alabama last Thursday when a 25 year old passenger on the CommutAir plane ‘became disruptive’ and stripped down to her underwear according to the airline.
Sierra Nicole McClinton “got into an altercation with another passenger…before ultimately being detained by a flight attendant and another passenger.”
When she was escorted off the plane by law enforcement in Mobile she was “wearing only a t-shirt and underwear..and was yelling obscenities.” She was charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication.
The woman headed to jail instead of home to Houston, while the rest of the flight continued on.
Now, I understand that altercations happen when people from a variety of backgrounds and with their own lives and issues are sealed in together into a metal tube for hours at a time. Add in alcohol and judgment can get compromised. But where is it standard practice to remove your clothing in public as an expression of displeasure with someone else? How is that the response this woman thought of?