A passenger on a jetBlue flight Tuesday night from Los Angeles to New York JFK began yelling at a flight attendant while the aircraft was taxiing out prior to takeoff. He then “punched the flight attendant in the head.”
Here’s part of the rant:
‘Get the f*** off of me!’ Big where the f*** are you at! I need the seat Biggie!’
‘Why are we still in the f***ing airport? We are not on a f***ing plane obviously,’ .. ‘I get high as sh** I get f***ing dumb water!’
The situation was caught on video.
The jetBlue flight’s captain announced to passengers that they would be returning to the gate because of the incident.
Crew members come to the assistance of the flight attendant who was punched. Flight attendants get restraints from the overhead bin. But this man wasn’t going to be restrained.
[T]he National Guard had to handcuff the disturbed man ‘not once, not twice, but three times because he broke out of the first two sets of cuffs.’
The disturbed passenger was taken off the plane by law enforcement, and a man in a cap who appears to be his travel companion accompanied him.