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Masturbating Man Forces Plane To Make Emergency Landing

30/11/2014 14:07 GMT | Updated 01/12/2014 08:59 GMT

A Virgin America plane was forced to make an emergency landing after a passenger started masturbating and tried to open a door in mid-air.

Twenty-six-year-old American, Doug Adams, was reportedly wearing a hospital bracelet and had got into an argument with a fellow passenger before attempting to leave the aircraft.

The flight from Boston to Los Angeles made the unscheduled stop in Nebraska.

Police boarded the plane and escorted off Adams in handcuffs.

A passenger who also filmed the incident, Sam Slater, said Adams had returned from the bathroom and clashed with a woman next to him.

He then told an attendant he wanted her to move away from him.

Slater said: "He at that point was fidgeting and began to remove the plastic covering from the emergency exit door and tried to pull open the door.

"Fortunately there were a couple of Boston police officers on the flight that were there at that point to help as well."