A passenger on board Delta Air Lines flight DL2349 on Sunday tried to open a cabin door while inflight. That almost never works out the way the passenger wants, because pressurization – and because the passenger is likely to get taken down (and videotaped by fellow passengers, who share the incident to social media).
Another passenger on the Boston-bound flight reports that the man was nearly 300 pounds. Law enforcement on board tried to subdue the man after he hit the first class flight attendant, and passenger taking video joined in to help, asking other passengers to hand him a belt to tie the man up. A woman in first class donated hers.
According to Delta,
Law enforcement officials and medical personnel met Delta Flight 2349 operating from Atlanta to Boston upon arrival due to a disruptive customer on board.
The offender was bound for the rest of the flight, and kept screaming “Let me out of here, this isn’t my phone.” The passenger who helped law enforcement and solicited the belt boasted, “I am not going to be taken down by some idiot who wants to get off.”
(HT: C Boarding Group)