Police Report Released On AA Flight Attendant Incident
DFW AIRPORT (CBSDFW.COM) – There are new details today on the incident involving an American Airlines flight attendant who last week began ranting to passengers about 9/11 and their flight crashing.
American Airlines Flight #2332 was about to take off from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Chicago but had to turn around.
Officers responded to the disturbance after the aircraft returned to gate C29.
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The DFW Airport Police report refers to the nature of the call as “mental subject” and lists the description of the complaint as “mental lunacy.”
According to the report, 43-year-old flight attendant Teresa Gayle Green had gotten on the PA system and told passengers the plane was not going to take off before it crashed.
The report said Green had a “mental episode”, was involved in an altercation with several passengers and had ultimately been restrained in the first class section of the plane.
In the report Officer Bernard Hanlon stated that he, “…observed several passengers restraining Ms. Green in the first row, and she was combative, screaming for them to leave her alone. For my safety and the safety of the passengers, and because she was combative and acting irrational, I immediately handcuffed the flight attendant.”
According to police, Green continued to be combative and resisted attempts to be taken off of the plane, but was ultimately removed.
When emergency medical crews were called to the scene Green tried to spit on them and continually attempted to kick police officers. The report said officers ‘had to put her in leg restraints.’
Green was taken to Parkland Hospital for revaluation.
Another flight attendant, who was injured trying to restrain Green, told police her co-worker was being treated for bipolar disorder and had not been taking her medication.
The airline replaced the crew on Flight #2332 and the plane took off for Chicago later that same morning.
Last month Fort Worth-based American Airlines plans to cut 13,000 jobs across the company as part of a restructuring plan. The company is also in ongoing negotiations with unions on labor concessions.