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Video: Angry Couple Removed From Airplane Only 20 Minutes Into Flight

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A flight headed from Minneapolis to LAX had to turn around a mere 20 minutes after takeoff due to an allegedly "aggressive" couple. Delta Flight 2565 departed at about 6:20 p.m. on Wednesday evening, but returned at 7:35 p.m., the Star Tribune reports. According to a statement provided by Delta Airlines, "two passengers refused to follow crew instructions, became aggressive and created a disruption in the cabin. The passengers were removed by local law enforcement." After the couple was removed, the flight was able to take off again without additional incident.

Video shot by a passenger on the flight showed a dark-haired man and a blonde woman being led down the corridor by police. The passengers seemed to be applauding the removal of the couple as well as booing them. At one point, the man allegedly attacked a seated passenger, perhaps prompted by the booing. Chaos ensued as the police ordered the man to the ground and a dog barked excitedly. A woman screeched, "Shut up!" twice, while a more sensible woman seated near the passenger who was recording the incident sagely advised, "Just let them get off the plane."

Just think, a mere decade ago, we couldn't voyeuristically watch every disturbance from the comfort of our own homes.

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Finally, the couple is removed from the plane, which appears to appease both the human and canine passengers aboard.

The couple was later identified as Blake Adam Fleisig, 35, of Los Angeles, and Christina Anne Koosmann, 36, according to CBS Minnesota. Fleisig was arrested on charges including disorderly conduct, brawling and fighting, while Koosmann was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct.

A witness told Fox 9 that the incident began when Koosmann got up to use the bathroom shortly after takeoff and a flight attendant asked her to sit back down.