This video is insane. An American Airlines employee is allegedly being investigated after on board a flight from SFO to DFW, he allegedly violently snatched a stroller from a woman carrying her baby, hitting her but nearly hitting her child, was later confronted by another passenger, and dared the passenger to hit him!
American Airlines is investigating a video that appears to show a flight attendant confronting passengers and challenging a man to "hit me."
The incident was recorded and uploaded to Facebook on Friday by Surain Adyanthaya. At the beginning of the video a woman holding a baby can be seen crying near the front of the plane, which was preparing to fly from San Francisco to Dallas-Fort Worth.
It's not clear from the footage what instigated the incident, but according to Adyanthaya's description a flight attendant "violently took a stroller from a lady with her baby on my flight, hitting her and just missing the baby."
After about two minutes, another passenger, a man, can be seen intervening. The passenger says to a flight attendant, "you do that to me and I'll knock you flat."
The flight attendant orders the man to "stay out of it."
"Hit me, come on hit me," he then tells the man, adding a moment later, "you don't know what the story is."
Eventually the man returns to his seat and other airline crew escort the flight attendant out of view. Adyanthaya could not immediately be reached Friday, but did post a photo showing the woman that says: "They just in-voluntarily escorted the mother and her kids off the flight and let the flight attendant back on, who tried to fight other passengers."