Crazed passenger is handcuffed to a wheelchair and dragged off an American Airlines flight after he tried to sit in First Class because he was unhappy with his seat
- An angry passenger was handcuffed to a wheelchair and removed from an American Airlines flight because he was unhappy with his seat
- He was assigned a seat in Row 36 but moved to a window seat near First Class
- The man, named Peter, refused to move and began shouting at flight attendants
- Four police officers handcuffed him to a wheelchair before removing him from the flight from Dallas to Los Angeles
- Other passengers faced a delay of 45-minutes while the incident unfolded
A disruptive passenger had to be handcuffed to a wheelchair and removed from an American Airlines flight because he was unhappy with his seat.
The passenger, named Peter, was angry after he was assigned a seat in Row 36, another passenger, John Gilbert told WFAA.
The elderly male then moved up right behind First Class and sat in a window seat. He later refused to move when the passenger who was allocated the seat tried to sit in it.
A disruptive passenger had to be handcuffed to a wheelchair and removed from an American Airlines flight because he was unhappy with his seat
Gilbert recorded footage of the incident which shows the passenger shouting obscenities at a flight attendant as he tells them he won’t move from his seat.
‘Don’t force me. Don’t violate my freedom. That’s my seat. You don’t like it. Switch it and I’ll stay on the plane and I’ll go,’ he is heard saying in the video.
‘Alright, I’m going to shut up and I’m going to be in that seat. I don’t give a f**k about it.
Around four police officers arrived at the gate and waited to get on the plane to remove him
The passenger was later handcuffed to a wheelchair and was taken by officers from the airport after he refused to move to his correct seat on the plane
He then turns to another flight attendant and shouts at her: ‘This is my seat, shut up, shut up, shut up.’
The flight attendant then tells him: ‘You can’t talk to anyone like that, you’re getting kicked off this plane.’
Flight attendants later told the passenger to go to his proper seat or they would have to remove him.
Other passengers had to get their bags and get off the plane while police officers dealt with him after he refused to move.
The American Airlines flight from Dallas Fort Worth to Los Angeles International Airport was delayed by around 45 minutes due to the disruptive passenger
The AA2460 flight from Dallas Fort Worth to Los Angeles International Airport was delayed by around 45 minutes, WFAA reported.
Around four police officers then arrived at the gate and waited to get on the plane to remove him.
Gilbert then recorded video of officers removing him as he was seated on a wheelchair and handcuffed to it.
He is seen trying to get out of the chair and scuffles with the officers who try to restrain him as he refuses to cooperate.
It is not clear whether authorities filed any charges against him. The incident comes just days after a furious woman left passengers on a flight in shock when she smashed a laptop over her boyfriend’s head, after accusing him of ‘looking at another woman’.
A video posted to social media which has since gone viral shows the argument escalating, with the woman shouting abuse at her boyfriend, known as Memo.
The dispute culminates in the angry woman chasing her boyfriend down the aisle of the American Airlines flight set to depart from Miami to Los Angeles with a laptop, smashing him over the head with it.