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Flight attendant causes disturbance and is removed aboard AA 2332 9 Mar 2012

Flight attendant causes disturbance and is removed aboard AA 2332 9 Mar 2012

 
Old Mar 9, 12, 10:10 am
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Flight attendant causes disturbance and is removed aboard AA 2332 9 Mar 2012

From: http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/a...rtedly-ca.html

We're receiving numerous unconfirmed reports, via email and Twitter, that a flight attendant aboard an American Airlines flight at D/FW got on the intercom system and began ranting in a way that alarmed passengers and authorities.

According to passengers, the flight attendant was subdued by passengers, and the plane, Flight 2332, which was about to take off for Chicago, was returned to the gates.

FThe flight attendant "came on the PA system ranting about AA bankruptcy and then telling them the plane was going to crash," said the sister of one woman on the plane.

"She was addressing the captain, telling him not to take off, that it would not be her responsibility when the plane crashes and that it was going to crash. Then she was tackled by first-class passengers, who threw her against the wall."
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Old Mar 9, 12, 10:15 am
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Old Mar 9, 12, 10:33 am
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Seriously, mental / emotional stress can cause most to go off tilt if it's the right stressor - it's sad when it happens. And often, there's an underlying cause. Many laughed at Gerard Finneran when he dropped trou and defecated on drinks cart, but it turns out he was in a stage of dementia, and the alcohol may have diminished his inhibitions at a time when his mentation was already disturbed.

I saw a person removed by ground staff and law enforcement at MIA form a DC-10 once, as the person began to decompensate and shout he was afraid the plane would crash and had a bomb on board - followed by shouting he did not want to be removed. IANAP but it looked a lot like Tourrette's. The stress of flying and what else was going on was too much for the individual.

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Old Mar 9, 12, 10:36 am
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then she was tackled by first class passengers
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Old Mar 9, 12, 10:36 am
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I look forward to reading the statement from the Union somehow blaming this on management.

In all seriousness, though, hope she gets whatever help she needs and glad nothing happened in the air.
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Old Mar 9, 12, 10:39 am
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$5 says it was Helen of the orange juice incident.
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Old Mar 9, 12, 10:40 am
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Sounds like she needs an exorcist.
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Old Mar 9, 12, 10:47 am
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$5 says it was Helen of the orange juice incident.
Glad I'm not the only one that immediately wondered if it was Helen.
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Old Mar 9, 12, 11:12 am
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American Airlines Flight Attendant Rants To Passengers About Plane Crash

http://jalopnik.com/5891943/american...ut-plane-crash

Hadn't seen this on here yet... sounds like quite the experience... I've yet to see a flight attendant met by the police and restrained on my flight adventures... wonder how many miles they got.
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Old Mar 9, 12, 11:15 am
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Originally Posted by austin_modern View Post
Hadn't seen this on here yet...
Did ya look?
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http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/a...rtedly-ca.html
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Old Mar 9, 12, 11:16 am
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Originally Posted by tylerdurden4543 View Post
Did ya look?
yup. I also talked briefly to my single serving friend about it as well; he concurred.
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Old Mar 9, 12, 11:22 am
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At least she did not grab a beer, open the door and go down the slide.
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Old Mar 9, 12, 12:35 pm
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Seriously, mental / emotional stress can cause most to go off tilt if it's the right stressor - it's sad when it happens. And often, there's an underlying cause. Many laughed at Gerard Finneran when he dropped trou and defecated on drinks cart, but it turns out he was in a stage of dementia, and the alcohol may have diminished his inhibitions at a time when his mentation was already disturbed.
I'm really glad you brought that up. When the Finneran incident happened, I jumped on the bandwagon to ridicule him-- along with most of the nation.

Years later, I felt pretty bad when I learned that his behavior was likely attributable to early onset Alzheimer's.

Since that time, whenever I am tempted to rush to judgement about someone's actions, I think back to that.
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Old Mar 9, 12, 12:37 pm
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Saw this on Foxnews website. Two FAs went to hospital reportedly.
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