Transcript for Pilot Fights Passenger on Plane Who was Allegedly Drunk
Nixon I hear the pilot take down on an American Airlines flight and allegedly drunk passenger threatening the crew pushing a flight attendant. The pilot taking matters into his own hands and here's ABC's Steve Olson Sami. In cellphone videos from passengers no doubt shaking their heads on this American Airlines flight from Lexington to Charlotte. We're. It's pretty clear that 25 year old Michael Kerr has had more than a few of the plane lands. Physically struggles with the flight attendant. Then gets this firm response from pilot. Did tonight he's banned from flying while he awaits trial on federal charges for allegedly interfering with a flight crew. Passengers watched him drink three glasses of Jack. And were recorded July 21 as he was used to sit down. Since 2007 the friendly skies have seen more than 40000 reports of disruptive passengers. The airlines have been struggling to fix this and been pushing for new rules that would allow them to go after passengers. The cost of these disruptions David Steve thing.
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