That is a precarious situation.
Last week, an apparently insane woman was duct-taped to an airplane seat after allegedly attacking the flight crew and attempting to open the aircraft’s door mid-flight.
The gray-haired woman was seen on social media with silver duct tape covering her mouth and her arms and body taped to the seat.
She could be heard screaming, “You! You! You!” as passengers exited American Airlines Flight 1774 past her — flight attendants nodded their goodbyes calmly, according to TikTok user @lol.ariee’s footage.
The two-hour flight from Dallas-Fort Worth to Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 6 had been delayed for at least three hours before finally departing at midnight, but chaos ensued about an hour into the flight. In subsequent videos, @lol.ariee described the chaotic scene.
At approximately 1:30 a.m., flight attendants began turning on the lights, she explained, “and we see all flight attendants frantically running up and down the aisles, almost whispering to one another.”
The crew of the plane began locking bathrooms and removing bags from overhead bins, refusing to explain what was happening. @lol.ariee retweeted.
“It was just chaos, and no one knew what was happening,” she continued.
Finally, the pilot addressed the passengers over the intercom, requeshttps://email@example.com/video/6982219859509759237?sender_device=pc&sender_web_id=6983563802936591874&is_from_webapp=v1&is_copy_url=0ting that they remain seated and referring to “a bad situation on the plane right now,” according to the passenger.
“Then we start hearing more screaming, and we’re like, ‘Wait a minute,’” she explained.
Just before the plane touched down, a flight attendant seated nearby explained that a woman with an apparent mental illness “had an outburst and felt the urge to exit the plane.” And she was saying, ‘I need to get off this plane,’ and she went up to the exits and began banging on the doors, pleading with them, ‘You need to let me off this plane!'”
“I suppose it took all five flight attendants to subdue her and literally take her down,” she said, referring to the incident, which was first reported by TMZ. “They essentially dismantled her, stuffed her into the seat, and duct taped her.”
American Airlines confirmed the incident, telling The Post that the woman bit and assaulted a flight attendant after she “attempted to open the forward boarding door” and was restrained “for the safety and security of other customers and our crew.”
Emergency crews met the flight on the ground in Charlotte and transported the woman to a nearby hospital, according to the airline, which placed her on the airline’s “internal” no-fly list pending an investigation.