Posted by on January 3, 2017
Categories: Bay Area


(BANT) – A recent flight from Australia to San Francisco had to take a little detour in New Zealand after an unruly man on board caused the pilots to land the plane to get him off.

Another passenger on the New Year’s Day flight named Neil Kay captured video of the upset man and posted it to Facebook with the following description of what happened:


His wife, Anjou Ahlborn Kay, also posted about the incident:


It’s unclear what made the man so upset but some passengers say he was complaining about having to sit between two passengers who were talking to each other. New Zealand immigration officials say he is a 42-year-old American and they are arranging to have him flown back to the United States.

You can view the videos posted by Neil Kay here of the man arguing with a flight attendant, and then being escorted off the plane by New Zealand officials: