A video of two women fighting in a jetway after a Delta flight was bad enough but then the Delta pilot hit one of the passengers. Delta said they were taking the pilot’s action “very seriously”, They’ve now come out on the side of the pilot. It’s surprising that they would do that because of the latest outcries against airline employees mistreating passengers. Please tell us what you think!
UPDATE: We have an update to this story: Delta Airlines is backing the pilot on this one. They say that he helped “deescalate the altercation” between the two women.
Please watch the video below and tell us what you think about this…
LANGUAGE ALERT ON THIS ONE!
A Delta Air Lines pilot smacked a passenger who was fighting with another passenger at the Atlanta airport … and it was caught on video.
We’re told the incident went down sometime on April 21. The plane had just landed and the passengers were leaving the jetway when 2 women started fighting.
The pilot appears and tries separating the women. He then grabs one of them by the arm and hits her. The pilot walks away as the women are still on the ground.
A representative for Delta Air Lines made a statement regarding a pilot striking a passenger who was fighting with another passenger during deplaning in Atlanta, Georgia:
“We became aware of this incident and a video last week and immediately removed the pilot from duty while we completed a thorough investigation. Local law enforcement was called to respond at the time of the incident. The pilot has since been returned to work as our investigation found that his actions deescalated an altercation between passengers on the jetway floor during deplaning.”
We’re told the women in the vid had gotten into a skirmish earlier, on the airplane, and they knew each other. They were eventually escorted away by a Delta employee, and as they were walking away, cops showed up. We’re told neither of the women wanted to press charges against anyone.