Southwest Airlines flight to SFO turns back to LAX after fight

Southwest Airlines check in at San Francisco International Airport, Monday, October 19, 2015. (KGO-TV)

A Southwest Airlines flight landed at San Francisco International Airport five hours late after an incident onboard forced the pilot to return to the gate at LAX.

Southwest flight 2010 returned to LAX after the pilot declared an emergency. The plane was only in the air for 13 minutes. Law enforcement met the plane at the gate and took one person from the flight. The other passengers and crew switched planes and took off for SFO about two hours later, landing at 1:43 a.m.

A passenger says she witnessed a man harassing a woman about a reclining chair.



The FBI said the person detained has been questioned and released. They say they still need to do more interviews for their investigation.
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