Moments passengers subdue unruly flight attendant following request from captain (video)
Passengers on a Delta Air Lines flight subdued an off-duty flight attendant who tried to commandeer the plane’s PA system.
The Captain of the flight called on “all able-bodied men” to help subdue the flight attendant who was wearing a helmet and kneepads.
The flight attendant was on leave when the incident happened on Friday, June 11.
The frantic footage from inside Friday’s Delta Flight 1730 from Los Angeles to Atlanta shows several passengers and crew members struggling to subdue the “unruly” off-duty worker.
“Stay down, man!” one person told the flight attendant.
“Help me, help me, Jesus!” the off-duty flight attendant screamed. “Help me, Jesus! Somebody help me! Somebody help me!”
It took at least five people to subdue the male passenger.
Witnesses said the crazed flight attendant tried to open the cockpit door and tried to take over the aircraft’s intercom. However, according to CBS Los Angeles, Delta disputes the claim that he tried to open the cabin door.
The plane had to be diverted to Oklahoma City where the off-duty worker was reportedly taken into custody by police.
FBI spokeswoman Megan Lauro told the New York Times that the off-duty flight attendant was jailed and was being questioned by authorities.
Watch the video below.
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