Pretty bizarre video out of Detroit. A video posted to YouTube by user Rene deLambert shows a woman being forcibly dragged off of a Delta flight at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after she allegedly did not comply with proper boarding procedures. Whether or not the woman was in the wrong, the result produced some disturbing footage.
According to Erica Donerson, Media Relations Manager for Delta Air Lines, the woman involved was taken into custody following the incident Monday.
“At approximately 8 this morning, Delta Air Lines contacted Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s police department requesting assistance with a passenger who would not comply with boarding and baggage check procedures at a McNamara Terminal gate,” Donerson said, in a statement sent by email to WWJ Newsradio 950.
“When officers arrived, Delta Air Lines stated the woman could not remain on board. Despite repeated requests by officers, the woman refused to leave the aircraft and had to be removed. She was arrested and charges are pending.”
In reports posted on Airlive.net, a witness described the woman in the video as “mouthy” with “a huge attitude,” adding that she was tackled and brought to the ground by police after she “blew by the gate agent without checking in.”
“Delta flight 2083 DTW to SAN incurred a slight departure delay due to a passenger not complying with boarding and baggage check procedures. The passenger was removed by local law enforcement and the flight was able to continue. Addition questions should be directed to airport law enforcement.”
According to CBS, it is unclear if the woman was injured, and no details were immediately provided about how exactly or why the woman did not comply.