For those of you who haven’t heard about this…..
Last Friday, an American Airlines flight to Chicago was taxiing to the runway when one of the flight attendants started making an announcement over the PA system. That’s normal, right? Except she wasn’t giving safety information or instructions on buckling your seatbelt. Instead, she went on a 15-minute rant about the plane crashing, and how she was not responsible.
Bethany Christakos, of Dallas, who was seated toward the rear of the plane, said passengers started “freaking out” as one of the flight attendants gave a rambling, 15-minute speech on the plane’s public-address system.
“She said, ‘I’m not responsible for this plane crashing,”‘ Christakos said.
The other flight attendants tried to take the microphone away, and when that didn’t work called on passengers to help restrain her. Geez.
“At that point, they were trying … she’d made enough announcements, errant announcements, over the PA that they were trying to get the PA away from her,” said passenger Stephen Tremunde. “She snatched it back, became very aggressive. At that point, the other flight attendants became physically engaged.”
The plane returned to the gate, where law enforcement was waiting.
“I’m just thankful we weren’t in the air. It could have been much worse,” said Tremunde.
No kidding. Wow.
Here is the full article from NBC DFW. If you can, watch the video. It’s pretty freaky.
Thanks to my Boarding Area friend Delta Points for posting the link.