American Airlines Flight Distracted After “One of the Worst Displays” of In-Flight Behavior in Recent History

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American Airlines CEO said that a passenger of American Airlines attacked a female flight attendant on a flight from New York City to California. “one of the worst displays”They were shocked at the in-flight behaviour they saw on Wednesday. According to the union of flight attendants, she had broken bones in her nose as well as her face. CBS Los AngelesThursday The flight, AA Flight 976 to Denver was diverted so that the passenger could be remanded to law enforcement.

Paul Hartshorn Jr., of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants said that the passenger jumped out of his seat and hit the flight attendant in their faces. CBS Los Angeles. “After a flight attendant who was working in a different cabin bumped this passenger, we’re told, she then walked into one of the flight galleys and this passenger approached her and punched her in the face at least twice,”Hartshorn spoke. “That’s what we know right now and she sustained broken bones in her nose and her face.”

The flight attendant was taken to a Denver hospital for treatment and was scheduled to fly home on Thursday afternoon. FBI and the FAA are currently investigating. However, CBS DenverAccording to reports, the suspect has not yet been arrested. According to the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s Office, they are taking “seriously all matters involving potential threats to the safety of airline flights, crew, or passengers.”

“I understand that he actually punched her twice,” passenger Mackenzie Rose told CBSLA. “I did see her walk back down the aisle afterwards. She had blood splattered on the outside of her mask.”Jack, another passenger, stated that there was a doctor aboard the flight. One passenger told CBSLA American Airlines said that the fight was mask-related. CBS NewsThey do not believe that this is the case. The identity of the suspect was not released. There were no injuries. The flight eventually reached its destination at John Wayne Airport, Orange County, California.

Following the incident Doug Parker, American Airlines CEO, posted a video statementInstagram post reassuring passengers that the suspect will not be allowed to fly again on American flights. “Last night, [American Airlines] had one of the worst displays we’ve seen, when a passenger violently assaulted one of our flight attendants,”Parker stated. “Thankfully, our flight attendant is recovering and we are making sure she and her fellow crew members have the support they need.”Parker said that the airline is “doing everything we can to ensure”The passenger is “prosecuted to the fullest extent possible.”

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, incidents involving passengers in disarray have been increasing. According to The FAAIt has received 4,941 reports from passengers in the first 10 months 2021, which includes 3,580 incidents involving masks. There were 923 incidents in total, compared with 146 in 2019.