A seemingly unbalanced woman was taped to an airplane seat last week after allegedly attacking the flight crew and attempting to open the plane’s door in mid-flight.
A video posted to social media showed the gray-haired woman with silver tape over her mouth, and her arms and body seemingly taped to the seat.
You could hear him screaming, “You! You! You! As passengers exited American Airlines Flight 1774 in front of her – flight attendants calmly nodded, according to images posted by TikTok user @ lol.ariee.
The two-hour July 6 flight from Dallas-Fort Worth to Charlotte, NC, was delayed for at least three hours before finally taking off at midnight, but about an hour after the trip began chaos erupted , @ lol.ariee said in following videos describing the eventful scene.
The flight attendants started turning on the lights around 1:30 a.m., she said, “and we see all the flight attendants running down the aisles, frantically as if whispering to each other. “
The plane crew started locking bathrooms, grabbing bags from overhead lockers and not telling what was going on, @ lol.ariee said.
“It was kind of like chaos and nobody knows what’s going on,” she continued.
Finally, the pilot spoke over the intercom, asking people to stay in their seats and referring to “a bad situation on the plane right now,” according to the passenger.
“Then we gradually start to hear more and more screaming, and we’re like, ‘Wait a minute,’” she noted.Just as the plane was about to land, an air hostess who was seated next to them explained that a woman with an apparent mental problem, “had a fit of anger and had want to get off the plane. And she said, “I have to get off this plane,” and she walked to the exits and started knocking on doors, saying, “You have to let me get off this plane!” “
“I guess it took all five flight attendants to overpower her and literally shoot her down,” she said of the incident, which was first reported by TMZ. “They pretty much lowered her, put her on the seat and covered her with duct tape. “
American Airlines confirmed the incident, telling the Post that the woman assaulted and bit a flight attendant after “attempting to open the front boarding gate” and was detained “for the safety and security of passengers. other customers and our crew ”.
Emergency personnel encountered the flight on the ground in Charlotte and took the woman to a local hospital, said the airline, which placed her on American’s “internal” no-fly list while waiting. investigation.