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An unruly couple forced their flight to turn back. Police boarded, and passengers cheered.

The Washington Post logo The Washington Post 30/12/2016 Avi Selk

Blake Fleisig and Anna Koosmann. © Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport police Blake Fleisig and Anna Koosmann. Delta Flight 2565 had barely gotten off the ground before things kicked up in the aisle.

The flight crew started complaining about two passengers ignoring instructions — a couple in their mid-30s. “Aggressive,” a Delta spokesman later wrote in a statement.

Blake Fleisig and Anna Koosmann, both of Los Angeles, weren’t any more popular with the other passengers on their flight home from Minneapolis.

“Over a million miles on Delta and this is a first, fight on a plane,”  one wrote on Facebook Wednesday night. “Just turned around and back to Minneapolis. Thanks. . . .”

The passenger signed off his Facebook post with an expletive.

He heard a few more when the plane was back on the ground.

Passengers clapped, cheered and snickered as at least four police officers boarded, retrieved Fleisig and Koosmann and led them down the aisle.

But the layover would continue. One of the two made a break for it, darting back down the aisle in a brief second before the police piled on.

“Stay down!” an officer yelled, in a scene captured on video.

“Shut up!” a woman screamed.

“Just let them get off the plane,” someone groaned from first class, while others held phones aloft to record the couple’s comeuppance.

As seen on video, Koosmann was finally led out, cursing: “For what? For what!?”

More clapping followed her exit.

Koosmann was jailed on a charge of disorderly conduct, airport officials said.

Fleisig picked up a disorderly charge, too — for “brawling or fighting” — though authorities haven’t said what exactly the couple did to ground Flight 2565.

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