Bizarre announcement before attempt to open plane door

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Passengers and flight attendants have been filmed subduing an unruly man who forced a plane to be diverted after reportedly trying to open a door mid-air.

The Delta Airlines flight was travelling from Los Angeles to Atlanta on June 11 when the pilot called for all “able-bodied men” to come to the front of the plane for an emergency, Storyful reported.

Footage taken by passenger Steve Denton shows a group of men wrestling the unruly man to the floor as he continues to kick his legs.

The plane made an emergency landing in Oklahoma City.

Passengers and flight attendants subduing an unruly man who forced a plane to be diverted after reportedly trying to open a door mid-air.
Passengers and flight attendants have been filmed subduing an unruly man who forced a plane to be diverted after reportedly trying to open a door mid-air. Source: Storyful

Another passenger Benjamin Curlee said in a TikTok an ‘off-duty flight attendant’ came over the speaker phone and ordered everyone on board to fasten their seatbelts and put on their oxygen masks, and then “attempted to open the door to the plane”.

“Two minutes after the first announcement, the pilot made an announcement and said ‘all able-bodied men please come forward there’s an emergency. Come to the front’,” he said.

“I got about half way up before we were told to go back to our seats and the situation was under control.”

A Delta spokesperson told Storyful the airline is grateful to the crew and passengers for assisting.

“The aircraft landed without incident and the passenger was removed by law enforcement," the spokesperson said.

"We apologise to our customers for the delay and any additional inconvenience this caused."

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