When does your domestic flight from Los Angeles to New York become a karaoke bar? When a passenger on your flight just won’t stop paying tribute to Whitney Houston, singing I Will Always Love You over and over until the plane is forced to make an emergency stop and she is forcibly removed. It’s a true story, and it’s captured all on video.
The woman began her serenade shortly after the flight took off. By about 4 hours in, the rendition of Houston’s 1992 number 1 hit had become so obnoxious that the pilot diverted the plane to Kansas City, Missouri, to have the woman removed from the plane by federal air marshals. She continued to belt out the classic while being shuffled off the plane in cuffs.
Kansas City Airport spokesman Joe McBride told the London Evening Standard, “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.”
The passenger was interviewed and eventually released without being charged. We wonder if she would have taken requests? Here at Music Feeds, we always preferred The Greatest Love Of All, especially at high altitudes.
Here’s the sneaky footage captured by another passenger of the woman being escorted off the plane. If you watch the 33 second video about 360 times back to back, it’s almost like you were there (and about 15 times more entertaining than watching The Bodyguard).
Watch: Airline Passenger Sings I Will Always Love You Non-Stop