Video has emerged of a horrific passenger assault against a flight attendant on Southwest Airlines on Sunday.
Video Emerges Of Southwest Flight Attendant Brutally Attacked By Passenger
I wrote about the incident earlier this week. Southwest Flight 700 departed Sacramento (SMF) for San Diego (SAN) on Sunday. A passenger onboard flouted crew member instructions and became even more belligerent after landing. As a Southwest spokesperson explained:
“The passenger repeatedly ignored standard inflight instructions and became verbally and physically abusive upon landing. Law enforcement officials were requested to meet the flight upon arrival, and the passenger was taken into custody. We do not condone or tolerate verbal or physical abuse of our flight crews, who are responsible for the safety of our passengers. ”
Lyn Montgomery, President of Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 556, confirmed:
“This past weekend, one of our flight attendants was seriously assaulted, resulting in injuries to the face and a loss of two teeth.”
CBS News has obtained video of the incident:
Video obtained by CBS News shows the moment a Southwest Airlines flight attendant was punched by a passenger after asking her to keep her seat belt fastened during a flight from Sacramento to San Diego Sunday. https://t.co/gQusevodYC pic.twitter.com/oOYvPdwCFj
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 27, 2021
Apparently, the woman took off her seatbelt while the aircraft was taxiing to the gate in San Diego. After the flight attendant told her to put the seatbelt back on, she attacked the flight attendant.
She now faces a flight ban, criminal charges, a hefty fine, and potential jail time.
This is a gruesome video and simply repulsive. Whatever the context of this outbreak, the passenger must be held accountable for her vile actions.
And one more thing. Look at the poor little boy sitting in the row in front of the deranged woman. No child should have to witness that…