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"Everything was going fine."
An American Airlines flight from Miami to Chicago was forced to land in Indianapolis Tuesday after a "crazy" woman got into an altercation with a flight attendant.
"Everything was going fine … we were one hour away from Chicago and then the pilot got on the PA very loudly & aggressively announced a cabin lockdown and needed everyone in their seats immediately and needed large male volunteers to restrain a passenger," Jim Saviano posted on social media.
So yesterday I had an emergency landing going from Miami to chicago. I still can't believe my tweet broke this story....We Landed in Indy. Everything was going fine …we were one hour away from chicago and then the pilot got on the PA very loudly & aggressively announced a cabin lockdown and needed everyone in their seats immediately and needed large male volunteers to restrain a passenger He later announced that unless we were helping with the situation everyone needed to be in their seats and a few minutes later we started descending faster then normal and then the captn announced we would be making a landing in Indianapolis. Authorities came on the plane & took off a crazy lady...Seemed like she was on drugs but that’s just speculation. I spoke to the Flight attendant and she said she was acting strange and she brought her to the back of the plane after she hit a passenger to try and talk with her and calm her down and after a few min of talking to her this girl grabbed the flight attendant she grabbed her face and kissed her and then punched her in the face. Most freaked out I've ever been in those first few minutes because no one knew what was going on but thankfully everyone is safe! Here's the full story http://abc7chicago.com/news/flight-to-chicago-diverted-for-unruly-passenger/984495/
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The plane then started descending faster than normal.
Once the aircraft landed, authorities came on board and "took off a crazy lady," Saviano said.
He added that it "seemed like she was on drugs," but admitted that was only speculation.
“Owww,” the woman is heard saying as authorities escorted her off the plane. “Call my mom."
The passenger tweeted out a photo of the incident and said it was "the most scared I've ever been in my life."
Definitely the most scared I’ve ever been in my life. Could only hear someone screaming and see several people in the back of the plane.— SAVI (@djsavi) September 14, 2015
The woman, whose name was not released, has been charged with battery with injury to a person, battery with no injury to a person, battery with injury to a safety officer, criminal recklessness and disruption of a flight, WXIN-TV reported.
The woman reportedly struck airport authorities while exiting the aircraft, where she was met by the FBI.
No injuries were reported.
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