(Gawker) - An American Airlines flight from Los Angeles en route to JFK was forced to make an emergency landing in Kansas City after an unruly passenger was deemed a threat to the crew for refusing to stop singing Whitney Houston songs.
"The woman was being disruptive and was removed from the plane for interfering with the flight crew," said Kansas City International Airport spokesman Joe McBride. "There was a federal air marshal on the aircraft, who subdued the woman and put her in cuffs and removed her from the plane."
Stealth footage captured by another passenger shows the unidentified woman being escorted off the plane while singing Houston's iconic cover of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You."
After being released from custody, the woman was reportedly refused service by American Airlines and had to make alternative travel arrangement to reach her final destination.
According to the spokesman, the passenger blamed her behavior on diabetes.
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