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A passenger groped the flight attendants and they tied him with duct tape to his seat in the middle of the flight

2021-08-04T00:10:12.104Z

He is 22 years old and got drunk on board the plane that connected Philadelphia with Miami. Look at the video.



08/03/2021 20:47

  • Clarín.com

  • Travels

Updated 08/03/2021 8:54 PM

The crew of a US airline Frontier Airlines plane

tied a passenger to his seat with duct tape

after he

groped and assaulted flight attendants

during a flight between Philadelphia and Miami.

The man, identified as Maxwell Berry, was

drunk

aboard the aircraft, where he ordered alcoholic beverages, according to a Miami-Dade County Police report.

The report also details that the

22-year-old

passenger

spilled a drink on himself before going to the bathroom to change.

The violent passenger, tied to his seat with duct tape and watched by a member of the crew.

Reuters photo

He left there

bare-chested

and walked the corridors of the plane for about 15 minutes, in which he

harassed and groped two flight attendants.

Finally, he agreed to the request to put on a shirt and pulled a new one from his carry-on, but continued his violent attitude.

In a video posted by various local outlets, Berry can be seen

shouting insults

from his seat.

Then, after hitting a flight attendant in the chest, the crew members tied him to his seat (the 28D) with duct tape until the arrival of the flight to Miami, where he

was arrested by the Police accused of three counts of assault. , 

The AFP agency reported.

22-year-old Maxwell Berry beat a flight attendant in addition to groping the flight attendants and ended up taped to his seat.

Reuters photo


Suspension and controversy


The airline confirmed the incident in a statement and added that the crew members involved in what happened would be

"suspended from flight until the investigation of the events is completed."

The president of the United States union of flight attendants CWA, Sara Nelson, regretted this decision of the company in a statement.

This is how the violent passenger was tied up with duct tape.

Reuters photo

"We will fight this with all the contractual and legal tools available, but we hope it will not be necessary as the management is sensible and supports the front line people charged with keeping all passengers safe," he stated.

According to a survey carried out by two unions in the sector with almost 5,000 flight attendants,

85% of them had to deal with problem passengers in 2021

, and one in five said they had suffered a physical incident during their work.

LP

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Source: clarin

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