An unhinged woman was duct-taped to an airplane seat after she attacked the flight crew and tried to open the door of the aircraft in midflight.
The two-hour flight from Dallas-Fort Worth to Charlotte, NC, had been delayed for three hours before it finally departed at midnight, but about an hour into the trip, chaos broke out.
According to the person who took the video and posted it to TikTok, flight attendants began turning on the lights at around 1:30 a.m., and were running up and down the aisles, frantically whispering to each other.
The plane’s crew began locking bathrooms, grabbing bags from overhead bins, and wouldn’t say what was happening.
The pilot eventually spoke over the intercom, asking people to stay in their seats, and referencing "a bad situation in the plane right now," according to TikTok user @lol.ariee.
Just as the plane was about to land, a flight attendant explained a woman with an apparent mental issue, "had an outburst and like, had the urge to get off the plane. And she was saying, ‘I need to get off this plane,’ and she went up to the exits and started banging on the doors, saying, ‘You need to let me off this plane!'"
"I guess it took all five flight attendants to subdue her and like literally take her down so," the passenger said. "They pretty much took her down, put her in the seat and duct taped her."
American Airlines told The Post the woman assaulted and bit 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 personnel met the flight on the ground in Charlotte, and took the woman to a local hospital. She was placed on American’s "internal" no fly list pending an investigations