A woman who allegedly had a mental health episode aboard an American Airlines flight appears to have been glued after panicking in the air … and the crew’s drastic response draws attention.
This video was captured by TikTok user @ lol.ariee a few days ago, on a late-night AA flight that she said took off from the Dallas-Fort Worth airport and was in the air for about 2 hours. During this time … a situation unfolded which caused a bit of panic.
According to the TikToker, flight attendants started running frantically down the aisles around 1:30 a.m., locking the washroom doors and securing the scene for something happening near the front. She says no one said anything … just whispering.
Eventually, she says the captain got on the intercom and told everyone to stay seated because of the forward issue, which he apparently said they were managing. When they finally landed, this user captured the aftermath… a woman taped to her seat, with her mouth taped as well – screaming as passengers walked past her to disembark.
As the TikTok user exited the plane, she recorded the paramedics standing with a stretcher. She then posted further videos saying she heard the woman trying to get out of the plane during the flight and appeared to have some sort of episode.
Sources familiar with the situation confirm this latest account … saying that the woman was, indeed, becoming ballistic. But, we haven’t heard from her trying to open doors or anything. Anyway … people openly wonder if AA handled this the right way.
If she was having some kind of depression … some wondered if holding her back in this way could actually do more harm than good. Of course, others have pointed out that in a scenario like this, the crew must do what they have to do to keep people safe.
As for American, a company representative tells us this … “During the flight from Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) to Charlotte (CLT) on July 6, the crew on American Airlines flight 1774 reported a problem. security after a customer attempted to open the front boarding gate and physically assaulted, bit and injured a flight attendant. ” They add: “For the safety of other customers and our crew, the individual was held until the flight landed at CLT and could be encountered by law enforcement and emergency personnel.”
We also learned that the woman had been taken to the hospital for an assessment and was on the AA no-fly list until further notice. The flight landed successfully without further incident.