PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania – Authorities report that a drunk passenger on a plane acted aggressively. Specifically, towards passengers and flight crew. Additionally, the plane planned to fly from Pittsburgh to Dallas.
Furthermore, the flight crew made an emergency landing in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma City Police Department identified the suspect as 32-year-old Brandon Cordell Ganus. Additionally, he lives in Weatherford, Texas.
Also, the Police Department released body cam footage. The footage shows officers escorting the unruly passenger off of the plane. Specifically, the activity occurred on an American Airlines flight.
Authorities report that the incident ended around 11:15 p.m. local time. The passenger caused such a ruckus on the flight that the pilot decided to make an emergency landing. The landing occurred at Will Rogers World airport in Oklahoma City.
Others Had to Restrain the Drunk Passenger
Passengers used zip ties to restrain the passenger. They also used duct tape.
A police report said that Ganus was “bellowing an obscenity laden tirade that could be heard throughout the plane.” Also, he reportedly struck a female passenger.
Furthermore, officers claimed there was an “overwhelming” stench of alcohol from Ganus. Also, his eyes were watery and his speech was slurred.
Still, the incident didn’t end once the plane landed. Officials and witnesses report hearing Ganus yelling obscenities in the airport.
Then, police say Ganus threatened police officers.
Officials transported the man to Oklahoma County Jail. Furthermore, officials charged the man on multiple counts. These include simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and public drunkenness.