American Airlines Flight Attendant Rant: What Happened? (Video)
Flight Attendants Injured after Onboard Rant
A flight attendant aboard American Airlines Flight 2332 from Dallas to Chicago had to be restrained after a rant over the PA system prior to takeoff. Apparently the flight attendant began yelling that the plane was unsafe to fly, and that it would not be taking off.
Part of the flight attendant rant incident was caught on video, which you can see below.
Aside from saying that the plane would crash, the flight attendant was also allegedly ranting about American Airlines' bankruptcy and 9/11.
Passengers and other flight attendants had to restrain the frantic woman, who was carried kicking and screaming to a waiting police car on the DFW tarmac.
Two flight attendants were injured in the fracas. The name of the flight attendant has not yet been released, and it's unclear what caused her to freak out.
The flight crew was switched out, and passengers were treated to free drinks on their now-delayed flight to Chicago.
Statement from American Airlines
"This morning Flight 2332 had left the gate at DFW bound for Chicago, when an incident occurred involving some of the cabin crew. The aircraft returned to the gate, where it was met by Department of Public Safety officers. Two flight attendants were taken to local hospitals for treatment. We continue to investigate the details and circumstances and will have no further comment at this time.
"We will ensure that the affected flight attendants receive proper care, and we commend our other crew members for their assistance in quickly getting the aircraft back to the gate so that customers could be re-accommodated. Our customers were not in danger at any time.
"The cabin crew was replaced. The flight departed for Chicago at 9:46 a.m., and is scheduled to land around noon. We apologize for any inconvenience to our customers and we appreciate their patience and understanding."
"Officials at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport tell ABC News they are not pursuing any charges at this time."
Statement from the Association of Professional Flight Attendants
"There was an unfortunate but non-violent confrontation involving a flight attendant aboard an aircraft preparing for takeoff this morning at DFW.
"Passenger accounts have been reported in the media but details remain sketchy.
"The incident is being investigated by the proper authorities with the full cooperation of APFA. APFA representatives have been in contact with the crew, the company, and the authorities and are providing assistance as needed. No one was seriously injured and the flight to ORD did eventually take off with a different flight attendant crew."