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Woman kicked off plane for singing Whitney Houston

May 13, 2013, 1:06 pm Chris Ashton Yahoo!7

Some people have a voice that brings you to tears; others just make you want to cry.


There’s a time and a place for everything, but 30,000 feet may not be the best place to practice your singing. Unfortunately not everyone got the memo.

An American woman has narrowly escaped criminal charges after loudly singing Whitney Houston’s greatest hits on a flight from LA to New York, KCTV reports.

Despite her best intentions, she didn’t receive the applause she was hoping for.

Photo: KCTV

A federal air marshal had to subdue the unruly woman, with the flight making an unscheduled landing at Kansas City so police could remove her.

In a video captured by a fellow passenger, the woman crooned the Whitney Houston classic “I will always love you” as she was escorted from the plane.

The woman was interviewed and released without charges.

Airport spokesman Joe McBride told KCTV that American Airlines refused to fly the woman on to her destination, so she had to make other arrangements.

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  1. Ray Bower05:04pm Tuesday 14th May 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    I will always love you, Sylvia's Mother and The heart must go on and on. The most boring songs of all time. Should be played in prisons and parliament.

  2. Wagold01:19pm Tuesday 14th May 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Good on the airline for booting her off. It's bad enough flying & being surrounded by bogans without having some drunk screaming her head off. They should have doused her with an ice bucket.

  3. John01:09pm Tuesday 14th May 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    An excellent reason for installing ejection seating in civilian aircraft. Encapsulate the offending passenger's seat and eject it along with the passenger. Don't bother landing to get rid of them, just ejection them at 30,000 plus ft. and lets have some peace and quiet for everyone else.

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  4. Marcus411:41am Tuesday 14th May 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Your kidding appleguava surely about the sad crew, spare a thought for the tortured passengers listening to Whitney Houston songs. Many years ago someone shot some neighbour for playing Whitney Houston over and over, this one is lucky she wasn't thrown of mid flight.

  5. appleguava11:22pm Monday 13th May 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    What a sad crew without sense of humour.

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  6. The Skud09:04pm Monday 13th May 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Should be treated like most karaoke singers - tested for sobriety and/or shot.

  7. Steve H08:24pm Monday 13th May 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Good . No wierdos on aircraft . Whitney who ???