A passenger on a Dec. 12 Delta airlines flight recorded Michigan police officers dragging a Black female passenger off of a plane, The Washington Post reports.
The unidentified woman was yanked from the plane after allegedly refusing to follow the boarding rules. Delta spokesman Trebor Banstetter accused the passenger of not “complying with boarding and baggage check procedures.”
Popular travel blogger Rene deLambert posted a YouTube video of the incident. The video has been viewed more than 120,000 times on his blog.
“She didn’t check in with the gate agent and walked right on,” deLambert’s blog post about the incident said. “[The] woman blew by gate agent and didn’t check in because she wasn’t an early boarder and deserved overhead bin space. Colleague in back by her said she was mouthy and had a huge attitude. Police tackled her out of her seat and brought her to the ground. Not sure how she was subdued, some people speculated a taser.”
The woman was carried off of the plane with lifeless eyes and a limp body as onlookers giggled and chatted in the background, “She’s coming through.”
She will face charges in Romulus, Michigan, where the airport is located. The San Diego bound flight was eventually able to depart, and the pilot can be heard giving the usual flight information on the intercom during the incident.
Watch the disturbing footage below.