The word “hero” gets thrown around a lot but the crew members and passengers on Delta flight 838 are exactly that. Heroes.
Allegedly, a man attempted to break the cockpit while in the air. After his efforts to potentially hijack the plane, those on board detained him. Once he was rendered useless and tied up, video shows one particular flight attendant and helpful passengers lead the man to the back of the plane.
UPDATE: Raw passenger video shows the aftermath of a man who attempted to breach the cockpit of a Delta Airlines flight on its way to Nashville from Los Angeles on Friday. pic.twitter.com/2VDYp4Y3Tj
— WSMV News4 Nashville (@WSMV) June 5, 2021
One video shows that same flight attendant putting in WORK to get the man, rendered useless, into a secured position.
— OSINTtechnical (@Osinttechnical) June 4, 2021
No one was harmed in the incident and the flight was diverted to Albuquerque, where the man was taken into custody. Hijacking a plane is bad.
With that being said, if you were to hijack a plane, why would you do it when one of the flight attendants could play linebacker in the NFL? Why would you do it during/after COVID-19, when flight attendants are already on-edge from dealing with lunatics?! Why would you do it on the way to Nashville, where there are probably some pretty patriotic dudes?!
Shoutout to the flight attendant and everyone involved to keep people safe. Heroes.
@Delta this man needs an award.. just saved the plane. LA flight to Nashville.. pic.twitter.com/WZWO7bK4L5
— rich (@NoKapRich) June 4, 2021
The FBI says there is “no threat to the public at this time.”