A Spirit Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Florida apparently took nearly 19 hours to reach its destination after it was diverted to Houston due to a disruptive passenger on board.
The plane left LAX en route to Fort Lauderdale on Saturday night, but was forced to land in Texas after an 81-year-old blind man began kicking and screaming, Local 10 reports.
Spirit spokeswoman Misty Pinson says the unruly passenger refused to abide by instructions from the flight crew, so the pilot diverted the aircraft for the safety of everyone on board.
Pinson says authorities at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston removed the disruptive passenger from the plane.
The pilot did not press charges, and the man was later released from custody, Local 10 reports.
But the remaining passengers were held on the tarmac for hours, and some began yelling and screaming at the flight crew, according to a video.
The airline then decided to have passengers board another plane, and the flight arrived in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday evening. Pinson says those passengers will all be refunded.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.