Unruly passenger’s racist rant causes San Francisco-bound flight to be diverted to Auckland

A passenger on a New Year’s Day United flight originating in Sydney and bound for San Francisco was forced to land in Auckland after an unruly passenger began shouting racial and homophobic slurs. ┬áMore details, including a video, can be found here.

United gave the flight’s 252 other passengers accommodation in Auckland for the night and placed them on a San Francisco-bound flight the next day.

Have you ever been on a flight that was grounded because of an unruly passenger?