A woman had to be duct-taped to her seat on an American Airlines flight on Tuesday July 6, after the Airline said she attacked the flight crew and tried to open the door of the plane midflight.
The shocking video originally posted on TikTok showed the gray-haired woman with silver duct tape over her mouth, and her arms and body seemingly taped to the seat.
“You! You! You!”, the woman could be heard shouting as passengers exited the American Airlines Flight 1774 from Dallas-Fort Worth to Charlotte, NC.
“Flight attendants began turning on the lights around 1:30 a.m. and we see all flight attendants running up and down the aisles, frantically kind of like whispering to each other,” @lol.ariee said. “The plane’s crew began locking bathrooms, grabbing bags from overhead bins, and wouldn’t say what was happening. It was just kind of like chaos and no one knows what’s going on.”
“Just as the plane was about to land, a flight attendant who sat near them explained that a woman with an apparent mental issue had an outburst and like, had the urge to get off the plane. And she was saying, ‘I need to get off this plane,’ and she went up to the exits and started banging on the doors, saying, You need to let me off this plane,” she continued.
American Airlines issued the following statement regarding the incident.
“While in flight from Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) to Charlotte (CLT) on July 6, the crew onboard American Airlines flight 1774 reported a potential security concern after a customer attempted to open the forward boarding door and physically assaulted, bit, and caused injury to a flight attendant,” said a spokesperson for Airline said.
“For the safety and security of other customers and our crew, the individual was restrained until the flight landed at CLT and could be met by law enforcement and emergency personnel,” the statement continued.
The woman was taken to a hospital for an evaluation, before being put on AA’s no-fly list, according to the Sun.
The video was later posted on YouTube. Watch the video