A woman was taped to her seat on an American Airlines flight after she allegedly tried to open an airplane door and bit a flight attendant.
The disturbing incident was filmed by another passenger on the American Airlines flight from Dallas to Charlotte on July 6.
The detained passenger – who has not been identified – reportedly suffered a “mental health episode” about two hours after the start of the three-hour journey.
Female passenger ended up having “a mental health episode” on a flight from Dallas to Charlotte and was taped to her seat with duct tape placed over her mouth
Part of the woman’s collapse was caught on camera by a TikTok user during the flight
TikTok user @ lol.ariee Arieana Mathena said it was clear something was going on towards the front of the plane and started locking the bathroom doors.
She said the crew started running frantically down the aisle in an attempt to secure the plane as best they could.
Finally, the captain made an announcement and told the passengers to stay in their seats, only mentioning that there was a problem towards the front of the aircraft.
A stretcher was brought on board to abduct the woman and take her to hospital
Law enforcement officers were also waiting for the passenger as she disembarked
After the plane landed, the woman could be seen still taped to her seat with duct tape placed directly over her mouth.
She was forced to stay in her seat because the other passengers were allowed to disembark from the plane.
Paramedics were also seen standing with a stretcher at the door.
American Airlines confirmed in a statement that the passenger was “tied up” after worrying crew members.
Video footage from TikTok clearly shows the woman being held with duct tape across her chest and even over her mouth. Nonetheless, she was still able to scream
‘During the flight from Dallas-Fort Worth to Charlotte on July 6, the crew aboard American Airlines flight 1774 reported a potential safety issue after a customer attempted to open the front boarding gate and physically assaulted, bitten and injured a flight attendant. ‘, we read in a press release.
“For the safety of other customers and our crew, the individual was held until the flight landed at CLT and could be encountered by law enforcement and emergency personnel,” the statement continued. .
The woman was taken to hospital for a mental health assessment, before being placed on the American Airlines no-fly list.