By T. Keung Hui, The Miami Herald
The Rev. William Barber, president of the state NAACP, is questioning why he was removed Friday night from a flight in Washington, D.C.
Airline officials said it was a case involving a “disruptive passenger.”
American Eagle Flight 5382 was scheduled to leave shortly after 10 p.m. Friday from Reagan National Airport when it returned to the gate before departure because of a disruptive passenger, according to Matt Miller, a spokesman for American Airlines. Miller said the passenger was removed and the flight arrived 40 minutes late at Raleigh-Durham International Airport around midnight.