American Airlines Passenger Duct-Taped To Seat After Assaulting Crew, Attempting To Open Door Mid-Flight

The New York Post reports:

An apparently unhinged woman was duct-taped to an airplane seat last week after she allegedly attacked the flight crew and tried to open the door of the aircraft in midflight.

Video posted on social media showed the gray-haired woman with silver duct tape over her mouth, and her arms and body seemingly taped to the seat.

She could be heard screaming, “You! You! You!” as passengers exited American Airlines Flight 1774 past her — flight attendants calmly nodded their goodbyes, according to the footage posted by TikTok user @lol.ariee.

TMZ reports:

As for American, a rep for the company tells us this: “While in flight from Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) to Charlotte (CLT) on July 6, the crew on board 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.”

They add, “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.”

We’ve also heard the woman was taken to a hospital for an evaluation, and that she’s on AA’s no-fly list until further notice. The flight landed successfully without further incident.

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