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Video shows 'erratic and irate' woman screaming on flight diverted from Minneapolis to Rochester

She lost control when the flight landed in Rochester for a medical emergency.

A Spirit Airlines flight from Houston on its way to Minneapolis was diverted to Rochester, Minnesota for a medical emergency on Monday, and once on the ground a passenger became irate and demanded to be let off the plane. 

Video taken by fellow passenger, Chianti Washington, shows a woman running up and down the aisle, screaming obscenities and shouting at flight attendants to get her off the plane. 

At one point the woman is confronted by two men who ask her to calm down. She shook her fist at one of them, then telling them that her brothers are snipers in the Marine corps.

The video ends when the woman walks past Washington's row, at which point she seems exhausted and is beginning to cry. 

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Derek Dombrowski, the media relations manager at Spirit Airlines issued the following statement to BMTN. 

"Yesterday morning a flight from Houston to Minneapolis had to land in Rochester, Minnesota due to a Guest experiencing a medical emergency. On the ground in Rochester, another passenger became erratic and irate and was removed from the aircraft with the assistance of law enforcement.

"We apologize to our guests who had to witness this and for the inconvenience of the delay. Safety is our top priority at Spirit Airlines."

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