A woman onboard United Express flight UA5449 was restrained by other passengers — one tying her feet while another held her down — after she tried to open the aircraft door midflight and announced “I am God, I am God, I am God.”
She was also,
rambling and repeating phrases over and over including: “God has all the data.” “I don’t have any data.” “We landed in Boise 15 minutes ago.” “For three years.”
The pilot thanked passengers for stepping in to subdue the woman who was seated in first class with a travel companion.
WASHINGTON CBS News– Passengers onboard United Express Flight 5449 restrained a Boise, Idaho, woman who was ranting about being God. Video posted online purportedly shows a passenger working to tie up the woman's feet as another man holds her down in the aisle#airlines #news # pic.twitter.com/46lDtme2Uh
— The 112 (@SocailNews) March 6, 2018
The Embraer EMB-175 operated by SkyWest from San Francisco to Boise left San Francisco 7 minutes early and arrived in Boise 22 minutes early. The woman was taken into custody on arrival, even though her plan to open the door would never have worked due to cabin pressurization.
A year ago a United pilot behaved in a similar manner. And a few months ago a woman uncontrollably called on Jesus during a mechanical delay though that’s a bit more rational I suppose.