American Airlines flight forced to stop due to passenger's incessant renditions of 'I Will Always Love You'
A plane was forced to make an emergency landing after a passenger refused to stop singing Whitney Houston‘s ‘I Will Always Love You’ during a flight in the US.
The American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to New York had to be diverted to Kansas City, the Evening Standard reports, in order to allow marshals to remove the woman in question due to her incessant singing. She was later released without charges for her disruptive behaviour in repeatedly treating fellow passengers to her rendition of the track, which was originally recorded by country singer Dolly Parton but went on to become one of Houston’s most iconic hits due to its use in her 1992 flick The Bodyguard.
Discussing the incident, Kansas City Airport spokesman Joe McBride said: “The woman was being disruptive and was removed from the plane for interfering with the flight crew. There was a federal air marshal on the aircraft, who subdued the woman and put her in cuffs and removed her from the plane.” You can see footage of the fracas by clicking at the bottom of the page.
Houston was found dead on February 11, 2012, with the Los Angeles County coroner’s office revealing the following month that the cause of death was drowning combined with the “effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use”. However, in December last year a private investigator claimed she was killed by two men who were collecting a drug debt, despite the coroner originally stating there were no signs of foul play.