A Delta flight leaving Detroit Metropolitan Airport Monday morning was delayed after law enforcement officials had to physically drag a woman off the airplane.
In the video that appeared online Monday, passengers aboard the flight to San Diego can be seen turning their heads to watch as a woman lying flat on her back is pulled by her arms down the center aisle.
Rene DeLambert, a passenger on the plane wrote the following on Facebook, explaining the incident:
“She didn’t check in with gate agent and walked right on. [The] woman blew by gate agent and didn’t check in because she wasn’t an early boarder and deserved overhead bin space. Colleague in back by her said she was mouthy and had a huge attitude. Police tackled her out of her seat and brought her to the ground. Not sure how she was subdued, some people speculated a taser.”
According to Erica Donerson, Media Relations Manager for Delta Air Lines, the woman who was removed from the plane was taken into custody following the incident.
“At approximately 8 this morning, Delta Air Lines contacted Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s police department requesting assistance with a passenger who would not comply with boarding and baggage check procedures at a McNamara Terminal gate,” Donerson said, in a statement sent by email to WWJ Newsradio 950.
“When officers arrived, Delta Air Lines stated the woman could not remain on board. Despite repeated requests by officers, the woman refused to leave the aircraft and had to be removed. She was arrested and charges are pending.”
A video of the incident can be seen below:
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