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Woman thrown off American Airlines flight in another incident of bullying


A woman was thrown off an American Airlines flight Friday night after a flight attendant allegedly whacked her with her baby's stroller.

The incident came to light after a fellow passenger posted the video of the incident with a caption: "OMG. Flight attendant violently took a stroller from a lady with a baby on my flight, hitting her and just missing the baby. Then he tried to fight a passenger who stood up for her."

"Then he tried to fight a passenger who stood up for her.''

An airline employee boards and talk to the man who stood up for her. Her defender says, "you do that to me and I'll knock you flat. You almost hurt a baby.'' The employee replies, "stay out of it.''

The woman and her kids are escorted off the plane, but the flight attendant is allowed to board.

According to the New York Post, the American Airlines plane was at the gate in San Francisco's airport when the encounter took place. The woman is seen on the video crying afterward.

After the video surfaced, the airlines issued a press release saying, "What we see on this video does not reflect our values or how we care for our customers.''

The airline upgraded the woman to first class and put her on another flight. It added the employee was "removed from duty.''

This incident followed a similar confrontation April 9 on a United Airlines plane in Chicago, when airline employees physically manhandled a doctor of Asian origin off the plane after he refused to give up his seat. He was left bloody with several injuries.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Sat, April 22 2017. 15:02 IST