Female Passenger Bites Flight Attendant Onboard a Flight
A female passenger aboard an American Airlines flight from Dallas Fort Worth bit a flight attendant as the flight came in to land in Charlotte on Wednesday, 31 January, 2018.
According to Washington Post, the passenger identified as Charlene Sarieann Harriott, lunged toward the cockpit during landing and assaulted flight attendants as they tried to restrain her.
The Charlotte-bound American Airlines Flight 1033 had just started landing, and the crew members had all taken their seats when a woman sitting in the last row suddenly ran toward the front of the plane.
As the aircraft hovered 200 feet above the ground, flight attendants yelled at the woman to go back to her seat, but she ignored them, according to a criminal complaint filed against her.
The crew chased her as she ran down the aisle toward the cockpit. She became more aggressive and physically violent to the crew as they tried to restrain her with duct tape and zip ties.
The 36-year-old woman, whose sudden outburst remains unexplained, reportedly bit one crew member in the arm, hit a second one and kicked another in the leg and abdomen.
Charlene Sarieann Harriott has been charged with interfering with flight crew members and attendants, a federal offense.