Woman gets duct-taped to seat on American Airlines plane after trying to open door

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A woman was duct-taped to her seat on an American Airlines flight after she reportedly attempted to open the front door of the plane mid-flight.

Footage shows the unnamed woman restrained in her seat after allegedly attacking cabin crew during a struggle to open the door and get off the plane while it was in the air, New York Post reports.

In a video posted to TikTok by user @lol.ariee - which is no longer available on the social media platform - a screaming woman could be seen with duct tape covering her mouth, arms, and other parts of her body.

She is heard shouting "You! You! You!" as other passengers made their way to the exit.

The incident took place last week during a flight from Dallas Fort Worth, Texas to Charlotte, North Carolina.

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American Airlines confirmed to New York Post that staff onboard the flight had "restrained" the passenger until the plane reached its destination.

According to the publication, the social media user explained that the pilot had come on the intercom to inform passengers that there was "a bad situation in the plane".

The TikToker added: "Then we're gradually starting to hear more and more screaming, and we’re like, 'Wait a minute'."

A flight attendant later explained to the passengers that the woman "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!'"

"I guess it took all five flight attendants to subdue her and like literally take her down so," the TikTok user added. "They pretty much took her down, put her in the seat and duct-taped her."

She continued: "They should have a better way of going about it…I feel like it was handled poorly. What was happening seemed like it was beyond the woman’s control. She was scared."

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In a statement, American Airlines said that the passenger had been restrained "for the safety and security of other customers and our crew".

The full statement reads, per Independent: "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.

"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 applaud our crew for their professionalism and quick effort to protect those on board."

Featured image credit: Pixabay / Pexels

Woman gets duct-taped to seat on American Airlines plane after trying to open door

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By VT

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A woman was duct-taped to her seat on an American Airlines flight after she reportedly attempted to open the front door of the plane mid-flight.

Footage shows the unnamed woman restrained in her seat after allegedly attacking cabin crew during a struggle to open the door and get off the plane while it was in the air, New York Post reports.

In a video posted to TikTok by user @lol.ariee - which is no longer available on the social media platform - a screaming woman could be seen with duct tape covering her mouth, arms, and other parts of her body.

She is heard shouting "You! You! You!" as other passengers made their way to the exit.

The incident took place last week during a flight from Dallas Fort Worth, Texas to Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Credit: Pexels/Sourav Mishra

American Airlines confirmed to New York Post that staff onboard the flight had "restrained" the passenger until the plane reached its destination.

According to the publication, the social media user explained that the pilot had come on the intercom to inform passengers that there was "a bad situation in the plane".

The TikToker added: "Then we're gradually starting to hear more and more screaming, and we’re like, 'Wait a minute'."

A flight attendant later explained to the passengers that the woman "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!'"

"I guess it took all five flight attendants to subdue her and like literally take her down so," the TikTok user added. "They pretty much took her down, put her in the seat and duct-taped her."

She continued: "They should have a better way of going about it…I feel like it was handled poorly. What was happening seemed like it was beyond the woman’s control. She was scared."

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Credit: ScotStock / Alamy

In a statement, American Airlines said that the passenger had been restrained "for the safety and security of other customers and our crew".

The full statement reads, per Independent: "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.

"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 applaud our crew for their professionalism and quick effort to protect those on board."

Featured image credit: Pixabay / Pexels