United flight attendant sent to hospital after altercation with angry passenger

An angry, shouting passenger on a United Airlines flight to Chicago on Sunday morning sent a flight attendant to the hospital.

United flight attendant sent to hospital after altercation with angry passenger

In a video posted to Twitter, a woman holding a small child is seen screaming and being told to “step back” by an attendant aboard a flight from San Francisco International Airport to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

“Where is it?” the woman yelled out after screaming in the plane’s aisle, the video captured and uploaded by Peter Kondelis shows.

“Ma’am, we are landing,” a female flight attendant told her.

Then the situation turned frantic.

“Sarah, step back,” the flight attendant could be heard telling the woman repeatedly, with more urgency in her voice each time.

The video ends with another flight attendant running down the aisle to help her colleague.

Chicago police said they were called about 6 a.m. for “a disturbance” onboard Flight 476 and arrived at its gate at O’Hare Airport.

United flight attendant sent to hospital after altercation with angry passenger

According to police and United Airlines, three people, including a flight attendant, were taken to Resurrection Hospital for observation.

“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,” a spokesperson for United Airlines said in a statement to The Post. “We’re grateful to our crew for handling this difficult situation with professionalism and for putting the safety of our team and our customers first.”

It’s unclear why the three people were taken to the hospital, but no serious injuries were reported, according to United.

The FBI is also investigating the altercation.

source:nsemwokrom.com