A video captured inside a Delta aircraft shows a woman being dragged out by police officers after she allegedly failed to comply with the regular boarding procedure.
Passengers can be seen turning their heads in shock, seeing a lady in a red top, not blinking her eyes as she lays on her back being pulled down the plane’s aisle. A female police officer is also helping the male police officers drag her out.
Media relations manager for Delta Air Lines, Erica Donerson, said the unnamed woman involved in the incident was taken into custody following her actions on Monday.
“At approximately 8 this morning (Monday), Delta Air Lines contacted Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s police department requesting assistance with a passenger who would not comply with boarding and baggage check procedures at a McNamara Terminal gate,” Donerson said in a statement.
“When officers arrived, Delta Air Lines stated the woman could not remain on board. Despite repeated requests by officers, the woman refused to leave the aircraft and had to be removed. She was arrested and charges are pending.”
She first failed to comply with the boarding process and then refused to leave the flight, when asked by the staff, leaving them with no option but to call the Detroit Metropolitan Airport's Police Department to come and physically remove her from the plane.
“She was arrested for violation of airport ordinances, including failure to leave the aircraft, although she has not been formally charged,” the spokesperson said.
No details have been provided about the intentions of the woman’s actions.