Southwest Airlines passenger says flight crew wouldn’t let her call suicidal husband

TORONTO – A Southwest Airlines passenger said flight crews prevented her from making an emergency call to her husband after receiving a text that he was about to commit suicide.

Karen Momsen-Evers was heading from New Orleans to her home in Milwaukee when she received an alarming text from her husband just before takeoff.

“I started shaking the minute I got the text and I was panicked, I didn’t know what to do,” Momsen-Evers told NBC-affiliate WTMJ. “The steward slapped the phone down and said you need to go on airplane mode now.”

…When Momsen-Evers arrived home she was met by police who told her that her husband, Andy, was dead.

h/t The Grey Lady at SDA