Clay Aiken apparently questioned after airplane incident
BY World Staff
Saturday, July 07, 2007
7/09/07 at 10:18 AM
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Former "American Idol" singer Clay Aiken was apparently involved in a disturbance with another passenger Saturday while on an airplane headed to Tulsa International Airport.
The dispute occurred on a Continental Airlines flight between a woman and a man, whom FBI Special Agent Gary Johnson confirmed was a former "American Idol" contestant.
Aiken, who was a runner-up on the TV talent show in 2003, was headed to Tulsa Saturday for a performance at the Brady Theater. His management could not be reached for comment Saturday afternoon.
Johnson said he was told the dispute was over the male passenger's foot resting on another passenger's armrest. He said the disturbance was a minor one.
There was an allegation that the woman gave the male passenger a "minor shove" during the argument, Johnson said.
"At that point the flight crew was able to resolve the situation," he said.
The disturbance occurred Saturday morning, said Tulsa Airport Authority spokeswoman Alexis Higgins.
Higgins said the passengers were held until FBI agents arrived to question them.
No injuries were reported and no arrests were made. The disturbance did not interfere with the flight of the aircraft, Johnson said.