Would you know what to do or how to handle a scenario like this if the situation were to suddenly present itself?
ATLANTA – A pair of Delta passengers are being hailed as heroes after witnesses said two men helped restrain a person on the flight that turned violent and threatened to “take the plane down.”
In a statement to FOX 5, the airline company said it appreciated the people who helped intervene. Witnesses said a man on board Flight 1249 from Portland, Maine to Atlanta started to become unruly and dangerous.
“I could hear a lot of screaming in the back. One of the passengers was punchingthe [overhead seat] lights,” said James Tennell, who was flying with Ashley Decker. “Passengers were telling me he was wanting to take the plane down,” he said.
Tennell, from Forsyth County, tells FOX 5 he once worked as a former corrections officer. He said by instinct, he jumped out of his seat and ran to the back of the plane where the unruly passenger locked himself in the bathroom.
“Somebody had to do something,” Tennell said.