While passengers were deplaning a Delta flight, two women on the jetway started fighting. They knock each other to the ground. A pilot intervenes — you can hear a raised voice say “knock it off” as he grabs one of the women on the ground and whacks her.
The women continue to fight, and an onlooker yells using ‘not safe for work language’ as the video ends.
Accordng to TMZ the incident happened “Sunday or Monday,” that “some Delta employees were upset because security wasn’t called” and that a Delta spokesperson says they’re “taking this very seriously.”
Update 1:05 p.m. Eastern: Delta reports having temporarily removed the pilot from active duty during their investigation, however “[t]he pilot has since been returned to work as our investigation found that his actions deescalated an altercation between passengers on the jetway floor during deplaning.”
Here’s the Delta-approved method for de-escalating passenger situations:
The next time Delta takes a whack at your miles, we’ll just excuse it because SkyMiles was merely “de-escalating” their value.