Kicked Off Plane for Singing 'I Will Always Love You'

A pilot stopped in Kansas City, Mo., on a flight from Los Angeles to New York after a passenger refused to stop singing the song made famous by Whitney Houston.

Whitney Houston singing "I Will Always Love You" (YouTube screenshot)

An American Airlines pilot was forced to make an emergency landing after a passenger refused to stop singing "I Will Always Love You," a Dolly Parton song made famous by the late Whitney Houston, the Daily Mail reports.

The woman began singing shortly into the flight from Los Angeles to New York, and her crooning quickly became too much for passengers and staff on the domestic flight last Thursday, the site says. The pilot changed course halfway through the six-hour flight and made an emergency landing in Kansas City, Mo., so that officers could escort the woman off the plane. Although staff asked passengers not to take photographs, one managed to capture a short video of the singing:

Houston sang the song in the hit film The Bodyguard. Watch that video here:

Read more at the Daily Mail.

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