A wild video captured an extremely angry passenger reportedly aboard a Brussels Airlines flight who attacked a flight attendant after a heated argument.
The irate man was seen yelling at a male flight attendant who tried to get him to calm down before a supervisor came to the scene, only to be spit on and screamed at before the passenger was seen striking her in the face.
PLEASE SHARE: This happened on a Brussels airline flight this morning. A black man, his wife and family were traveling back from a vacation . The man is complaining about TWO men who were sitting on the sides of his Mother-in-law and elbowing her as she was sitting in the middle seat. The man complained to the supervisor and was told they didn’t have to help him. The female Supervisor proceeded to defend the men who were elbowing the woman when the man said something to the supervisor. She slapped him. The men who jumped on him broke his ribs and the police drug him down the plane’s steel stairs despite the man asking for medical attention prior. CNN CNN International MSNBC ABC World News Tonight with David Muir
Posted by Carmen Moore on Friday, March 13, 2020
“This happened on a Brussels airline flight this morning. A black man, his wife and family were traveling back from a vacation,” Carmen Moore, the woman who posted the video, wrote on Facebook.
“The man is complaining about TWO men who were sitting on the sides of his Mother-in-law and elbowing her as she was sitting in the middle seat,” she wrote.
“The man complained to the supervisor and was told they didn’t have to help him,” Moore continued.
“The female Supervisor proceeded to defend the men who were elbowing the woman when the man said something to the supervisor. She slapped him,” Moore wrote. “The men who jumped on him broke his ribs and the police drug him down the plane’s steel stairs despite the man asking for medical attention prior.”
While Brussels Airlines did not immediately respond to a message for comment from the Daily Mail or The Sun, most of the altercation can be seen in the video Moore posted.
“You don’t put your hands on me!” the passenger yelled as the male flight attendant told him to “calm down.”
As he threatened to ‘beat the s**t out of’ the flight attendant, the man’s wife began screaming that the steward had hit the passenger first and that she was recording the incident.
A woman wearing a red uniform, who was apparently the flight attendant’s supervisor, appeared to try to defuse the situation. But the aggressive passenger told her “shut the f*** up!”
“You listen, and you calm down,” the supervisor told him, pointing her finger while the man’s wife could be heard saying, “All he had to do was help.”
Things escalated even more as the supervisor threatened to call the police, and the man claimed that it was the male flight attendant who created the problem.
“He hit me!” he claimed as his wife added, “You saw him, and I’m recording.”
Two more flight attendants and other passengers appeared in the video as they tried to calm the passenger. Other passengers also seemed to be signaling for an end to the heated confrontation.
“This is not illegal. This is my rights,” the man’s wife could be heard saying as the arguing continued and the passenger inched closer to the supervisor.
At one point, the female flight attendant could be seen wiping away what was apparently the man’s spit that had landed on her cheek. In an instant, it appeared she slapped the passenger and he responded with a retaliatory blow to her face.
The video ended with a chaotic scene as the passenger appeared to be subdued by another passenger and the wife could be heard yelling “get the f*** off of him!” before the clip ended.
Social media users had mixed reactions to the video, many condemned the man’s out of control behavior while some suggested that the fault was shared.
That guy is going to be in a lot of trouble for hitting a flight attendant. I can’t believe he resorted to spitting on her. He should be locked up.
— John Bolony (@bolony) March 17, 2020
They all need to be banned for life from flying
— John Anthony (@JohnAnt95203278) March 17, 2020
Yeah but she slapped him first:))
— V (@iRepux) March 17, 2020
He spat on her prior to the slap. Nasty ?
— Daniel Vdherten Nirama (@DanielVdherten) March 17, 2020
Ridiculous. This is what happens when you cram people in like cattle. These flight attendants have no idea how to defuse a situation. Getting into someone’s personal space and repeating calm down, pointing your finger at them & threatening to call the police is not how it’s done.
— Arrows (@wtrgagr) March 17, 2020
But personally, both sides to blame, this should have been calmed
— Patric Owen-Meehan (@germinal42) March 17, 2020
He clearly didn’t handle it in a calm manner threatening to beat up cabin crew long before he resorted to violence, people like this should have their passports destroyed for life.
— JJ (@jjventura862) March 17, 2020
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