Disturbing Video Shows Kid Being Duct-Taped To His Seat By Airline Crew
A video recorded on a plane and shared on social media shows a steward duct-taping a child to his seat after he allegedly tried to break the window.
It happened last Tuesday mid-flight on an American Airlines plane that was traveling from Maui to LA.
People who were on the plane say they saw the 13-year-old boy, who was with his mother, trying to kick out the window next to his seat and became physical with his mom before he was stopped.
Footage shared by CBSN LA shows two people standing over a seat, trying to keep the kid in his place. In the meantime, a steward can be seen using duct tape to restrain him.
The incident caused the flight to be redirected from Los Angeles to Honolulu.
As soon as the plane landed, the boy was arrested. No people were harmed in the incident, the CBSN LA report says.
A spokesperson for American Airlines cited by Business Insider said people onboard the flight were re-accommodated on other flights or provided hotel accommodation.
The company said:
“Safety and security is our top priority and we apologize to our customers for any inconvenience this caused.”
Employees at the company were also criticized in July for duct-taping a passenger on a flight from Dallas Fort Worth, Texas to Charlotte, North Carolina.
The woman is said to have tried to open the door of the plane while in the air and to have assaulted the crew while screaming that she needed to get out.
A video showed crew members duct-taping the woman and even putting tape over her mouth to stop her from screaming. The company later said the measures were taken to restrain the woman “for the safety and security of other customers and our crew”.
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