Woman tied up with duct tape and handcuffs after attacking flight attendant
A woman was held in her seat on an American Airlines flight last week after allegedly trying to open the plane’s doors and assaulting a flight attendant.
American Airlines Flight 1774 was en route from Dallas-Fort Worth to Charlotte, NC on July 6 when a traveler “attempted to open the front boarding gate” and “physically assaulted, bit and injured a flight attendant, ”confirmed American Airlines. in the USA TODAY.
The passenger was held with “flexible handcuffs and restraint tape” until the plane touched down at Charlotte Douglas International Airport “for the safety of other customers and our crew,” the company said. Aerial. The flight had 190 customers and six crew on board.
The passenger was transported to hospital by rescuers.
Elizabeth LaClair, passenger on the flight, told the Washington Post that the woman “just looked weird and very weird” and said she didn’t want the plane to “take off” anymore.
“She started to get more and more agitated and very loud, and the man sitting next to her, along with the flight attendants, kindly tried to console and calm her down, but nothing worked. “said LaClair.
LeClair told the Post the woman continued to yell obscenities after being immobilized.
A video shared on TikTok also appears to show the woman after being immobilized. She can be seen repeatedly shouting “you” to other passengers as they exit the plane.
This is not the first case of a passenger disrupting a flight this year, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
The FAA said last week that it received more than 3,200 reports of unruly passenger behavior in 2021, including 2,475 cases of travelers refusing to comply with the federal mask mandate for air travel.
The FAA requested more than $ 682,000 in fines against unruly passengers this year.