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The passenger said she called a flight attendant to her assigned seat, who was trying to get the other woman out of her seat, and she found that the woman was not listed on the manifest.
The passenger said a supervisor and a pilot got away, but also did not manage to remove the woman from the seat.
Every time they asked for her boarding pass, the woman told authorities that she threw it after she got on the plane, and when they asked for ID, she showed them a picture of herself on her phone, the passenger said.
called police, who were then able to remove the woman from the plane.
The passenger said she managed to get in the seat and the plane was speeding down the runway, but it was quickly stopped.
"We were stopped fairly quickly and the pilot explained that it was because the lady was not cooperating with TSA and she had no ticket to any airline at all," said the passenger. "They couldn't figure out how she even got on the plane."
The passenger said after about an hour, the Transport Security Administration said the lady did not go through airport security.
"The aircraft was searched by dogs and TSA agents. Every passenger had a pat down and all our bags were searched again," said the passenger.
It is not known how the woman managed to get past security or how she managed to get on the plane.
Delta issued a statement regarding the incident:
"Delta requests aircraft 1516 to apologize for the delay after a person who did not have a ticket for that flight was removed from the aircraft. Delta works with local law enforcement and the Transportation Security Administration for their investigation, and we are conducting our own review of this as well. "
The aircraft was delayed by three hours because of this. @Delta released this statement apologizing to the passengers on the flight and states that they are now conducting their own review of how the woman got on the plane. A passenger says the woman did not have an ID and no ticket. pic.twitter.com/xKHZN8csJq
– Deanna Allbrittin (@deannaTVnews) October 5, 2019
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