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United Airlines passenger assaults flight attendant; video goes viral [WATCH]

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 15 November 2022, 12:30 IST
United Airlines passenger assaults flight attendant.

A United Airlines flight attendant was taken to hospital following an altercation with a passenger on a flight from San Francisco to Chicago. The incident happened on Sunday, as maintained by Fox32 Chicago.

A video footage of the flight attendant's encounter with the infuriated female passenger has surfaced on social media platform Twitter. The video displays the woman holding a baby shouting and being told to "step back" on the flight. As per the tweet accompanying the video, the incident took place after the airline touched down at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

Here's the video: 


As the video begins, the angry female passenger can be heard screaming in the plane's aisle. "Where is it?" she is heard saying.

"Ma'am, we are landing," a flight attendant is heard telling the woman. That's when the situation turns violent. "Sarah, step back," the flight attendant is heard saying.

But the angry woman is seen walking towards the flight attendant who shouts with more urgency in her voice.

Other crew members also step in in order to help their colleague, the video shows just before ending.

According to the Chicago police, they were called for "a disturbance" that happened on Flight 476 and responded to its gate at around 6am, according to New York Post.

"A disruptive customer on a flight from San Francisco to Chicago was removed by law enforcement upon landing on Sunday, and one member of the flight attendant crew was taken to a hospital for evaluation," United Airlines said in a statement.

Three people, including one of the flight attendants, were taken to nearby Resurrection Hospital for observation, the police said.

No serious injuries were reported in the clash, according to United Airlines. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has also launched a probe.

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First published: 15 November 2022, 12:30 IST