woman wanted to open airplane door and bit flight attendant
By IG – Last Second
Published 07/11/2021 4:35 PM
RIO – A woman was taped to an airplane seat after the crew was attacked and tried to open the plane in the middle of the flight. The incident happened on July 6 on American airline American Airlines Flight 1774.
According to the company, the woman attacked a flight attendant and bit her after she tried to open the boarding gate. American Airlines told The Post that the passenger was involved “for the safety of other customers and our crew”.
In a video posted on social media, duct tape over the woman’s mouth and her hands and body are seen clinging to the seat.
In the video you can see the woman shouting: “You! You! you people!” As per footage posted by TikTok user @lol.ariee, the flight attendant nodded calmly as the passengers passed by.
Chaos broke out when the two-hour flight from Dallas-Fort Worth to Charlotte turned busy after about an hour of travel. According to TikTok user @lol.ariee who posted the video, flight attendants started whispering to each other, lighting up lights and awkwardly moving down the aisles.
@lol.ariee Said that the plane crew started closing the toilets while taking bags from the overhead compartment and didn’t say what was going on.
Finally, the pilot spoke via the intercom and asked people to stay in their seats and mentioned “a bad situation in the plane at the moment,” according to the passenger.
“So we’re slowly starting to hear more and more screaming, and we think, ‘Wait a minute,'” she said.
As the plane was about to land, a flight attendant sitting next to them explained to a woman with mental problems, “I felt like getting off the plane. And she was saying, ‘I need to get off this plane,'” ‘ And she got out and started knocking on the door and said, ‘You need me to get off this plane!'”
The airline said emergency personnel landed in Charlotte and took the woman to a local hospital, which has placed her on the US “internal” flight ban list while the investigation is ongoing.