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American Airlines passenger duct-taped to seat after trying open plane door biting flight attendant

American Airlines passenger is duct-taped to her seat with her mouth sealed shut after she ‘tried to open plane door and bit a flight attendant’

  • A female passenger ended up having ‘a mental health episode’ on an American Airlines flight from Dallas to Charlotte 
  • Woman alleged to have attempted to open the door to the aircraft while in flight
  • Before being restrained by the cabin crew she allegedly bit a flight attendant 
  • The passenger was duct taped to her seat and even had her mouth taped shut
  • As passengers deplaned she could be heard screaming despite the duct tape
  • Woman was taken to a hospital for a mental health evaluation, before being placed on American Airline’s no-fly list

A woman ended up being duct taped to her seat after she allegedly tried to open a plane door and bit a flight attendant.

The disturbing incident was caught on camera by a fellow passenger who was flying on the American Airlines flight from Dallas to Charlotte.

The passenger was thought to have suffered a ‘mental health episode’ while traveling, about two hours into the three hour flight. 

A female passenger ended up having ‘a mental health episode’ on a flight from Dallas to Charlotte and was duct taped to her seat along with having tape placed over her mouth 

Part of the woman's meltdown was caught on camera by a TikTok user on the flight

Part of the woman’s meltdown was caught on camera by a TikTok user on the flight 

TikTok user @lol.ariee, Arieana Mathena, said that it was clear something was happening towards the front of the plane and began locking the bathroom doors.

She said the crew began frantically running up and down the aisle in an attempt to secure the plane as best they could. 

Although nothing specific was said for some time, it was clear that something was happening at the front of the plane.  

Eventually, the captain made an announcement and told passengers to stay in their seats mentioning only that there was a problem towards the front of the aircraft.

A stretcher was brought on board in order to remove the woman and take her to hospital

A stretcher was brought on board in order to remove the woman and take her to hospital

Law enforcement officers were also waiting for the female passenger as she deplaned

Law enforcement officers were also waiting for the female passenger as she deplaned

After the plane landed, the woman could be seen still duct taped to her seat complete with tape places directly over her mouth.

She was forced to stay in her seat as other passengers were allowed to leave the plane.

Paramedics were also seen standing by with a stretcher at the gate.  

American Airlines confirmed in a statement that the passenger was ‘restrained’ after causing crew members concern

TikTok video footage clearly shows the woman restrained by duct tape over her chest and even across her mouth. Nevertheless she was still able to scream

TikTok video footage clearly shows the woman restrained by duct tape over her chest and even across her mouth. Nevertheless she was still able to scream 

‘While in flight from Dallas-Fort Worth to Charlotte 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,’ a statement read.

‘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 a mental health evaluation, before being placed on American Airline’s no-fly list.



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