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Plane returns to Seattle with chanting passenger

An Alaska Airlines plane approaches Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Washington State Oct. 30 last year.

Photo: Reuters

Officials say a man who was loudly chanting on an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Hawaii made the other passengers uncomfortable and prompted the crew to return and drop him off with law enforcement at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Airlines spokeswoman Nancy Trott says the captain made the right decision for safety on the night on July 2.

Trott says the man was removed without incident about 9:30pm. Flight 877 resumed with 178 passengers and landed at Kona at 1:16am local time on July 3.

Trott did not know what the man was chanting or why. She says the crew tried to reason with him without success.

Sea-Tac spokesman Perry Cooper says the man was not arrested. He was taken back to the terminal with the suggestion he rebook his travels on another carrier.









1. drop off idiom

送某人到某處 (song4 mou3 ren2 dao4 mou3 chu4)

例: Could you drop me off somewhere in town?


2. incident n.

事件 (shi4 jian4)

例: Despite fears of violence, the demonstration passed off without incident.


3. reason v.

講道理 (jiang3 dao4 li3)

例: You cannot reason with someone who is so narrow-minded.


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