An American Airlines flight attendant had to be subdued and removed from a plane at Dallas Fort/worth airport as the flight attempted to depart for Chicago earlier today. Reports are not exactly clear about what happened, but it appears she was determined to get out a message about the plane crashing due to to a malfunction or terrorism or something related to the September 11th attacks.
The flight was delayed by almost an hour as members of the crew and passengers subdued the women. Authorities were contacted and the attendant was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital. Several passengers commented on their experience aboard the flight.
Bethany Christakos of Plano, Texas recalls what she heard on the flight:
"I will never get that sound of her screaming out of my head,"
"It took a good 10 minutes, it felt like, to get her off of the plane."
Elmhurst resident Greg Lozano explains that the situation made everyone very uncomfortable:
"We were pretty frightened,"
"I was glad we weren't in the air. That was the primary thing I was thinking."
The flight was scheduled to leave at 8:25 am, but was delayed until well after 9:30 am. The flight scheduled to arrive at Chicago by 10:40 am didn't arrive until almost noon. Did this flight attendant avert disaster? Did she know something we aren't seeing here? It's a bit of a mystery what happened here.
Let's see what people on Twitter have to say about the events:
— Diane Spencer (@elinespencer) March 9, 2012
Two women gone crazy. AA flight attendant announcing the plane would crash, tackled by passengers; CA car chase 80 miles. Full moon.
WTF indeed! I don't know what was going on here. Like most of this crazy stuff we'll probably never hear another word about it. I'll keep searching for information about what happened. Check back for updates.