Skip to main content

Originally published May 8, 2013 at 9:56 AM | Page modified May 8, 2013 at 9:56 AM

  • Share:
  • Comments (7)
  • Print

Carry-on dispute prompts emergency landing, removal of 3 passengers

Southwest Airlines flight makes emergency landing in South Carolina after dispute between flight attendant and passenger over where to put carry-on luggage; he and two companions are removed.

Associated Press

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
"Misunderstanding"? What part of "..under the seat directly in front of... MORE
There are too many self-entitled people around anymore who demand attention regardless... MORE
OMG! How idiotic for a person to argue where their carry-on will be stored! My... MORE


PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Southwest Airlines flight from Orlando to Providence, R.I., made an unscheduled stop in South Carolina.

Southwest spokeswoman Whitney Eichinger says that flight 3814 made an emergency landing at Charleston International Airport Tuesday night after what she called a misunderstanding between a flight attendant and a passenger over where to put a piece of luggage.

She says that man and two people he was traveling with were removed from the plane and questioned by authorities. No charges were filed.

The plane, carrying 134 passengers and five crew members, was allowed to continue on to Providence, where it landed about two hours later than scheduled.

Eichinger says the passengers who were taken off the plane are being put on another flight to Rhode Island today.

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon

Relive the magic

Relive the magic

Shop for unique souvenirs highlighting great sports moments in Seattle history.


Partner Video


The Seattle Times Historical Archives

Browse our newspaper page archives from 1900-1984

The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►