Delta Air Lines flight diverted to Atlanta after lighter-involved flight disturbance

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A Delta Air Lines plane headed to New York City from Texas was forced to divert after a passenger had a lighter onboard.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Delta Air Lines confirmed to Fox News Digital that Flight 420 landed safely at Hartfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport around 3:20 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, after the crew reported a passenger disturbance.

FBI Atlanta confirmed to Fox News Digital that a passenger on the plane had a lighter, but said that “the plane was not set on fire” and that “all passengers are safe.” 

Officials said that the Airbus A220 was flying from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York when the disturbance between two passengers occurred. 

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Officials did not provide information regarding what led to the passenger disturbance.

They also said one passenger was taken to a local hospital in Atlanta for evaluation.

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Delta said that the aircraft had two pilots, three flight attendants and 92 customers at the time of the incident.

Delta Air Lines Airbus A330neo or A330-900 aircraft

The Atlanta-based airline said that they have a “zero tolerance policy” for unruly behavior.

“Delta has zero tolerance for unruly behavior and will work with law enforcement authorities to that end,” a spokesperson for the airline said. “We appreciate the civility and understanding of the remainder of our Dallas to New York customers and apologize for the delay in their travels.”

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