Oh Delta, will you never learn from the mistakes of others?
TMZ has received video of Delta pilot (could be Delta Connection) striking a passenger as he tries to break up a brawl between two women on a jet bridge in Atlanta’s Hartsfield–Jackson International Airport.
Here it is (warning, strong language)–
But Delta is standing behind the pilot–
We became aware of this incident and a video last week and immediately removed the pilot from duty while we completed a thorough investigation. The pilot has since been returned to work as our investigation found that his actions deescalated an altercation between passengers on the jetway floor during deplaning.
Let’s be charitable for a moment. Let’s assume that the pilot struck one of the fighting passengers so she would let go of the other. Apparently the pilot’s decisive action and willingness to interject himself into the midst of a catfight de-escalated the situation.
But even so, wow…that video just looks so wrong. A man striking a woman like he’s beating her up. And just days after the embarrassment of a removing a passenger for having to use the lavatory during a round delay. I would have let them fight.
(H/T View from the Wing)