Alaska Airlines says a flight from Seattle to Kona had to be turned back because of a chanter.
Flight 877 left Seattle-Tacoma International Airport left Wednesday night headed to Kailua-Kona. About 90 minutes into the flight, officials say a man toward the front of the main cabin started chanting.
The airline says the man wouldn't stop and was chanting loudly. They do not know if he was chanting in Hawaiian or another language.
With passenger getting uncomfortable, the pilot turned around and flew back to Seattle. Alaska Airlines officials say the man did not have to be restrained.
A passenger says airport police escorted the man off the plane.
About an hour later, the plane took off again and landed in Kona at around 1:15 a.m. Thursday.
There were 178 passengers on board the flight and no one was injured.