American Airlines Pilot Tackles Allegedly Drunk Passenger

Passenger Michael Kerr, 25, is now facing federal charges for allegedly interfering with a flight crew after the plane landed at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
1:50 | 08/02/16

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An American airlines pilot coming to the rescue tackling an allegedly drunken disorder will go passenger facing charges for attacking a flight attendant and threatening the whole crew. It was caught on a cell phone and ABC's nick watt has our story. Sit down. Sit down. Enough. You don't put your hands on my flight attendant. Reporter: This morning, new video showing an American airlines pilot taking down an unruly passenger after he allegedly attacked members of the flight crew. I said take a seat, sir. I don't want to take a seat. I don't care what you want to do. You're going to take a seat right now. Reporter: The passenger, 25-year-old Michael Curnow facing federal charges for allegedly interfering with a flight crew after his plane landed at Charlotte Douglas international airport. Federal agents say Kerr took the short flight from Lexington, Kentucky, July 21st and became disruptive after drinking three glasses of jack Daniels in just over an hour. Oh, wow. Yeah. Reporter: In this video you can see kerstaning in the aisle refusing to sit down. Kerr briefly sits on the armrest of the seat before following the flight attendant up the aisle. According to an FBI affidavit, Kerr threatened to break the flight attendant's jaw. Move. Take a seat. Move. Take a seat. Kerr is then seen here telling the pilot to move. Moments later he tries to run through the flight attendant pushing her down before the pilot takes Kerr to the ground. Sit down. Sit down. Enough. You don't put your hands on my flight attendant. Reporter: The association of flight attendants issuing this statement saying we have seen an increase in these incidents throughout the industry. Alcohol is a leading cause of air rage incidents as it seems to be in this case. Kerr has been released on a $25,000 bond, no future court date has been set. For "Good morning America," nick watt, ABC news, new Yo.

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