May 12, 2015

Philippine Airlines Passenger Rushed to Mental Hospital

Aviation Updates Philippines - A passenger of Philippine Airlines at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 was rushed to the mental hospital after making a scene at the airport on Sunday night. The passengers, which was identified as a 41-year-old Rodelyn Courtney was escorted by the airline's security personnel out of the airport.

Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2
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According to the Philippine Daily Inquirer, when Courtney was forced out of the airport, two security personnel of Goldleaf Security Agency held her arms while a third security personnel held her legs. Three other airline security personnel and two airport police officers escorted Courtney carrying her bag and PAL personnel took a video of the scene.

Courtney went down from the stairs of the departure area to the carousel area on the ground floor past 7 PM, PDI stated. She was again escorted by security personnel a few minutes later and tried to break free of the personnel's hands. Courtney remained calm as they reached the foot of the stairs and the last few steps to the terminal’s side exit.

A doctor was called in and evaluated Courtney's state of mind. Soon, she started to make a scene. Courtney shouted at them to leave her alone as security personnel were about to escort her out of Terminal 2.

Her strong emotion forced the security personnel again to carry her out of the terminal to avoid alarming other passengers.

Airport's police department stated that Courtney was supposed to board a 3:30 PM flight to Bacolod-Silay International Airport. Instead of boarding her PAL flight, she allegedly loitered around NAIA Terminal 2's pre-departure area.

Airport police investigator said that Courtney was brought by Philippine Airlines' Ambulance heading to the National Centre for Mental Health in Mandaluyong City.

Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer
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