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Exclusive Leaked Video: Shocking Moment as Flight Crew Punches Airline Employee

Exclusive Leaked Video: Shocking Moment as Flight Crew Punches Airline Employee
Meg Butler

A tipster sent FlyerTalk video of a disturbing incident that occurred on September 14 at Denver Airport.

In this short clip of security footage, a male employee of Republic Airways walks down the jetbridge and spits on a female employee. The woman slaps him in self-defense as he continues to approach. He then punches her twice, once in the stomach and once in the head. According to a statement from Republic Airways, the individuals involved in the video were dismissed.

We have included the video, however, its contents are difficult to watch and may be triggering for some viewers:


This incident occurred on a layover and no passengers were present. The flight was eventually delayed to the following day and all passengers were provided with customer service. Both employees were arrested.

This security footage was shared with FlyerTalk by an individual who claims to be investigating the matter and wishes to remain unnamed. FlyerTalk reached out to Republic Airways for a response and they had this to say:

We are aware of a situation that occurred last month involving two of our employees. We investigated this matter and took appropriate action consistent with our belief that such behavior is unacceptable. These individuals are no longer employed at Republic.

At the time of this incident, Republic Airways was operating this flight as a codeshare with United Airlines.

View Comments (18)


  1. rickg523

    October 8, 2019 at 10:31 am

    Imagine how they treated passengers!

  2. FlyingNone

    October 8, 2019 at 11:35 am

    Can’t imagine what would have precipitated this.

  3. apodo77

    October 8, 2019 at 11:53 am

    @FlyingNone perhaps an affair gone bad?

  4. drvannostren

    October 8, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    WTF? Who acts like this?

    Also I’m a bit disturbed by the statement “these individuals are no longer employed at Republic”. Now, we don’t know what the woman said or did, if she crossed a line, then she should’ve been fired too. But that pilot should not only have been fired, but he should be arrested for assault. Spitting on someone is bad enough, while I don’t condone her slapping him, that’s a fairly natural reaction. He didn’t shove her, or try and grab her arm. He goes IMMEDIATELY to swinging fists. To me that’s another line crossed.

    I’m all for people getting second chances, and when he’s paid his pennance I hope he gets his act together, but I hope the entire industry black balls him from being a pilot again.

  5. dhuey


    October 8, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    The two were reportedly in a relationship which is obviously not going well.

  6. VaguelyAsian

    October 9, 2019 at 12:01 am

    Way to keep your sources anonymous

  7. ChrisJBrady

    October 9, 2019 at 4:35 am

    Both were sacked …

  8. mbgaskins

    October 9, 2019 at 6:06 am

    If it was self defense why was she fired?

  9. Boggie Dog

    October 9, 2019 at 6:24 am

    Was the male a pilot who is about to take control of a 100,000 plus pound aircraft with unknown passengers onboard? If so I think the FAA should revoke his Pilots Certificate until some counseling and anger management has been done.

  10. WebTraveler

    October 9, 2019 at 6:34 am

    Not sure what the lady did – from this video you can’t see much, but he clearly assaulted her. What a coward.

  11. arcticflier

    October 9, 2019 at 6:37 am

    “We have included the video, however, its contents are difficult to watch and may be triggering for some viewers”

    This is a sorry reflection of the PC nonsense. These same viewers who may be triggered are watching TV and movies that are far more violent than this little episode.

    No excuse for the behavior of the male. The guy needs jail time.

  12. Disneymkvii

    October 9, 2019 at 6:55 am

    Not proven yet, but I heard he was a Cubs fan and she was showing him their post-season chances.

  13. polinka

    October 9, 2019 at 7:19 am

    Why was SHE fired?? I don’t care what she said or did, a man can’t hit a woman (especially on the job). This is incredible.

  14. NonnaGoes

    October 9, 2019 at 8:44 am

    I don’t get why she was fired. He spit on her. If that doesn’t deserve a slap, what does?

  15. Etheereal

    October 9, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Well you fellas are quite quick to infuriate and get mad, without knowing what happened. If you dont know, stop JUDGING.

  16. gmt4

    October 9, 2019 at 11:33 am

    All the assault stuff aside…I didn’t know there were cameras in the jetway

  17. alexmyboy

    October 10, 2019 at 4:50 am


  18. KRSW

    October 12, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    I don’t see where the guy’s spitting on her. However, no reason for him to be punching on her.

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