Wednesday night’s American Airlines flight AA930 from Sao Paulo to Miami delayed 27 hours after the Boeing 777-300ER’s captain assaulted an American Airlines ground agent and was arrested.
The pilot “is alleged to have pushed a operations agent and grabbed her around her neck following a disagreement” over alignment of the jet bridge.
- The agent said “that the connection was ‘correctly aligned’.”
- She accidentally stepped on the pilot’s foot.
- Then they
started all ‘I know you are but what am I’got into a disagreement over whether or not she had touched him.
- That’s when “the pilot then pushed the victim and grabbed her by the neck.” The pilot, for his part, says she tried to punch him.
Passengers were moved onto American’s other Miami- Sao Paulo flights throughout the day.