Jim Morrison and his friend were on the plane to go to a Rolling Stones concert at the Veterans Coliseum in Phoenix, ironically a venue that had banned Jim due to his performance there that almost caused a riot.
?While waiting for the delayed flight Jim Morrison and actor Tom Baker, started drinking, and once the flight started they begun to harass the flight attendants. They caused so much trouble that the plane’s captain warned them he would turn around and have them arrested.
But the flight advanced to Phoenix, however, once they got to the destination, FBI agents entered the plane and got Jim and Baker into custody. The drunken pair were charged of drunk and disorderly conduct, but also with the charge of interfering with the flight of an aircraft. At the time, the charge could have been 10 years in jail and a $10,000 fine.
Eventually, Jim Morrison never went to jail, but that was the starting point of an inevitable downward trajectory until the end of his career.