A pilot who became sick and tired of a drunken passenger being aggressive towards his crew took matters into his own hands, tackling the pissed passenger to the ground.
The anonymous pilot, who flies for American Airlines, took down 25-year-old Michael Kerr, from Kentucky, after he began to threaten cabin crew, The Mirror reports.
The brief scuffle was caught on camera and shows Kerr, who’s clearly intoxicated, being dealt with quickly and calmly by the pilot.
In the video, Kerr can be heard arguing with flight attendants before telling them to ‘move’, after that things escalate and he pushes a woman forcing the pilot to intervene and restrain the drunken man.
As Kerr lays on the ground the pilot says: “Enough, you don’t put your hands on my flight attendant.”
But Kerr doesn’t know when to stop and threatens the staff, saying what they’ve done will end ‘ up on Facebook ‘.
Kerr’s been banned from flying while he awaits trial and faces charges of being intoxicated and disruptive, assault on a female, interfering with the duties of a flight crew or attendant and communicating threats.
He’s currently on bail with a $25,000 bond, according to the US Attorney’s Office.
It’s being reported that an FBI affidavit alleges Kerr had three jack daniels before threatening to break a flight attendant’s jaw when she asked him to sit down
Alcohol is the primary cause of air rage incidents according to The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA).
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