Woman bound after attempting to open plane door.
A woman was duct-taped to her seat on an American Airlines flight from Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas to Charlotte, North Carolina, after she reportedly attacked flight attendants and attempted to open the plane’s front door.
Flight AA1774 was one hour into its journey when the woman allegedly assaulted a crew member after trying to exit the aircraft.
In a TikTok video which has since been deleted, user @lol.ariee explained that “all flight attendants were running up and down the aisles, frantically kind of like whispering to each other.”
“It was just kind of like chaos and no one knows what’s going on,” the uploader continued.
The video shows passengers leaving the aircraft before it pans to the unnamed woman restrained to her seat with what appears to be several pieces of silver duct tape.
Her hands are seen bound behind her back while her mouth is covered with tape.
“While in flight from Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) to Charlotte (CLT) on July 6, the crew on board American Airlines flight 1774 reported a potential security concern after a customer attempted to open the forward boarding door and physically assaulted, bit and caused injury to a flight attendant,” an American Airlines spokesperson said.
“For the safety and security of other customers and our crew, the individual was restrained until the flight landed at CLT and could be met by law enforcement and emergency personnel.
“We applaud our crew for their professionalism and quick effort to protect those on board.”
According to reports, the woman was placed on the airline’s internal refusal list.