A video went viral exhibiting a passenger on board a Frontier Airways flight from Philadelphia to Miami getting bodily with the flight crew and boasting in regards to the wealth of his household. The crew resorted to restraining him with duct tape.
ABC Information transportation reporter Sam Sweeney posted video of the incident to Twitter, the place it has been considered thousands and thousands of instances:
Frontier passenger allegedly touched 2 flight attendants breasts, then screamed his dad and mom are value $2 million, earlier than punching a flight attendant. Frontier suspended the crew for duct taping the passenger to his seat as they landed in Miami. 22 yr outdated Max Berry is in custody. pic.twitter.com/4xS9Rwvafx
— Sam Sweeney (@SweeneyABC) August 3, 2021
Within the video, the passenger, later identified as Max Berry, may be heard saying, “You guys fucking suck. My parents are worth more than $2 million-goddamn-dollars,” as the opposite passengers chuckle. He later began throwing punches at a flight attendant who restrained him whereas calling out for assist. Then, as different passengers laughed, the flight crew restrained Berry with duct tape.
Berry was additionally accused of groping two feminine flight attendants and was arrested when the airplane landed in Miami.
Frontier acknowledged that it had positioned the crew concerned within the incident on paid go away amid an inside investigation into the way in which through which Berry was restrained. In an emailed assertion to Snopes, a spokesperson for Frontier stated the airline “maintains the utmost value, respect, concern and support for all of our flight attendants, including those who were assaulted on this flight,” and added that inserting the crew on paid go away “is in line with an event of this nature pending an investigation.”
The preliminary response to the incident by the airline, through which Frontier had acknowledged the flight crew concerned can be “relieved of flying pending completion of an investigation,” was rapidly slammed by the Affiliation of Flight Attendants, who stated that it may trigger flight crews to really feel unsafe coming to work.
Berry was reportedly intoxicated. We requested Frontier whether or not the airline had limits on how a lot alcohol it serves to passengers in flight and can replace this story if we obtain a response.