Raw video captures mid-air battle with American Airlines
The fight reportedly began when a flight attendant refused to serve in a passenger more beer.
An unruly American Airlines passenger has the scene in the high skies with his request for a beer was refused by a flight attendant, and leads him to push and threaten to kill his neighbor in an argument that ultimately lead to a brawl between the two men halfway through the flight.
On 24 May, flight 1293 from Saint Croix to Miami International Airport took a turn for the worse for thirty minutes. Apparently, a passenger identified as Jason Felix, in court documents shared with Fox News by American Airlines was denied a beer by a male flight attendant after the staffer heard Felix make a “turmoil” in the bathroom.
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Calling the flight attendant a “f***t” back in his chair, the passenger hit the call button and asked for a beer, that the unnamed flight attendant refused. Felix continued to the call of the crew member a “f****t” and “b****.”
“You could sense that the excitement rose, so I decided to put my iPhone in case something would happen,” witness and passenger Bill Bolduc told WSVN. “He asked for more beer and more alcohol.”
According to the documents, Felix began to “push against” his male neighbor’s legs, in an attempt to get out of his own place to “confront” the flight attendant.
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“[He was] hitting the chair, swearing, yelling at the other passengers, spitting on people at a certain point,” Bolduc recalls.
Escape to the hallway and continued to yell, Felix quickly turned to his neighbor and said: “I’m going to kill you” and pointing with his index and middle finger in the face of the man in a gesture that did have a gun. The men started to fight, and another passenger jumped up to grab it before Felix was restrained by the crew.
After the flight landed safely in Miami, Felix was immediately taken into custody by the Miami-Dade Police, who turned him over to the FBI.
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In the wake of the terrifying incident, Bolduc told WSVN that passengers should “comfort” in how well the American Airlines flight crew handled the noise.
“Be calm under pressure. It was very impressive,” he said. “The situation is even worse.”
“We thank our crew of flight 1293 for the care of our customers after a passenger caused a disturbance. We are proud of the work that they do every day,” a spokesperson from American Airlines told Fox News.
Charges are filed against Felix for the violation of interference with flight crew members and attendants and in the U. S. District Court in the Southern District of Florida.
Janine Puhak is an editor for Fox News Lifestyle. Follow her on Twitter via @JaninePuhak