Flight Attendant's Rant Scares Passengers

Shocking tirade compels passengers to beg pilot to turn back.
2:11 | 03/09/12

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White knuckle moment on board a commercial airplane today 149. People on board. The plane was on the ground in Dallas heading out for take off to Chicago. When if attendance at the cabin into a frenzy with a fifteen minute tirade. Filled with screams and dire warnings passengers took the intercom and begged the pilot to turn back. So how did this happened ABC's Pierre Thomas tells us what was behind this strange drama today. Dallas just before take off at 8:30 this morning the passengers of American flight 2332. Could not believe what they were here. A flight attendant was on the plane's intercom standing right in front of the cockpit -- ranting and raving. She said captivated all -- plane back to the hangar. It's going to craft. Stunned to passengers jumping on the woman some of the scuffle caught on video. And she -- put a pretty good fight that's when the screaming started. I will never get that. Out of her screaming out of my head. That's when it broke -- -- book and one. Finally she got 11 on the continent -- -- I am on the plane in the clean up. Bradley clear helped hold the flight attendant down this. -- speaking about the events of 9/11. That she had known to people. Fewer than a very manic state. When she told me what she said she's bipolar. Headlinenews. Off towards the end of this whole struggle. She did say I'm going to kill them. After struggling and screaming the woman was taken to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation. See this whole crowd of people started -- -- -- -- her cross into the car. Authorities thus far have decided not to charge -- The incident was particularly disturbing because flight attendants are responsible for passenger safety. Flight attendants -- first responders and that was. Opposite case today that there were others -- had to respond to this flight attendant who is obviously in need of help. Must have been so surreal for those passengers -- so what do we know about the screening a flight attendants. -- government does not require mental health screening for flight attendants so this could come as a surprise just like today.

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