Only a few weeks removed from the United Airlines incident, there’s a new controversial story about a woman on an American Airlines flight. Olivia Morgan was handling two children while looking for space to put away her stroller on the overhead. One flight attendant told her since she could compress the stroller there would be space. In the midst of searching, another flight attendant forcefully grabbed the stroller striking her and almost hitting her child.
An onlooker is reported describing the event:
“The flight attendant wrestled the stroller away from the woman, who was sobbing, holding one baby with the second baby in a car seat on the ground next to her.”
“He stormed by me with the stroller and I said something like, ‘What are you doing? You almost hit that baby!’ And he yelled at me to ‘stay out of it!’ just like he does in the video,” she said.
There is no video of the actual hit, but someone has captured the flight attendant who did it arguing with a fellow passenger, Tony Fierro, who came to the defense of Morgan. The aggression of the flight attendant in the situation does not look to be too good on his part.
NEW: American Airlines Employee Allegedly Hits Woman With Stroller, Challenges Defending Passenger To ‘Hit Me’ pic.twitter.com/38QMKPWj4L
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The employee pictured in the video has since been suspended. American Airlines has since released a statement saying:
“The actions of our team member captured here do not appear to reflect patience or empathy, two values necessary for customer care. In short, we are disappointed by these actions,” American said in a statement. “The American Airlines team member has been removed from duty while we immediately investigate this incident.”