Flight attendant goes on 'crazy' rant on American Airlines flight to Chicago

By WEEK Reporter

Flight attendant goes on 'crazy' rant on American Airlines flight to Chicago

March 9, 2012 Updated Mar 9, 2012 at 2:59 PM CDT

According to Twitter and email comments from passengers on a plane headed from Dallas/Fort Worth to Chicago Friday morning, a flight attendant got on the plane intercom and went on a 'crazy' rant about the plane crashing.

The sister of one woman on the plane said the flight attendant "came on the PA system ranting about AA bankruptcy and then telling them the plane was going to crash."

"She was addressing the captain, telling him not to take off, that it would not be her responsibility when the plane crashes and that it was going to crash. Then she was tackled by first-class passengers, who threw her against the wall," she said.

According to an email to a friend from another passenger of the plane, "The flight attendant went crazy, screaming about 9-11 and crashing. Six men held her down."

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed that something happened on the flight but did not offer any further details. "We were told there was an altercation," said FAA spokesperson Tony Molinaro.

The plane had just left the gate and was preparing for takeoff when the incident occurred.

The plane never left the ground, according to reports, and an American Airlines spokesperson said that passengers of the plane were not in danger at any time during the ordeal.

"We commend our other crew members for their assistance in quickly getting the aircraft back to the gate so that customers could be re-accommodated. We apologize for any inconvenience to our customers, and we appreciate their patience and understanding," said American Airlines Media Relations professional Ed Martelle.

The flight took off about 80 minutes late due to the incident.

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