Taxiing plane turns around to dump potty-mouthed passenger

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File photo shows a VietJet Air plane taxiing onto the runway of Tan Son Nhat airport. 
A VietJet Air flight pulled a U-turn on a Ho Chi Minh City runway to dismiss a female passenger for cursing out a member of the flight crew, the Southern Airport Authority reported on May 6.

Le Thi Ngoc Quy allegedly let loose a volley of vulgar insults after a steward asked her to stow a piece of luggage she was holding in an overhead container.

The VJ8901 flight captain decided to turn the plane around after taxiing out to the runway, just moments before take-off.

Other passengers agreed with the captain’s decision, a VietJet Air representative said.

The 28 year-old woman had already shouted at an employee working at the airport check-in counter, witnesses said, after the employee informed her that her handbag was heavier than the allowed weight of 7 kilos.

After being taken back to the boarding gate, Quy continued to refuse to cooperate with airport staff.

The incident delayed the flight to Bangkok by an hour.

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