Atlanta, GA - A Delta Airlines pilot is facing no disciplinary action after he smacked a passenger (video below.)
The incident started when two women began fighting on a jetway after their plane landed in Atlanta on April 21st. While they were on the ground fighting, the Delta pilot walked over, clearly exasperated, and said, "Knock it off."
The pilot then grabbed one of the women and smacked her.
The incident has prompted little outrage and no disciplinary action because the pilots actions "deescalated" the fight. The women walked away afterwards and nobody was arrested.
Delta told TMZ, "We became aware of this incident and a video last week and immediately removed the pilot from duty while we completed a thorough investigation. Local law enforcement was called to respond at the time of the incident. The pilot has since been returned to work as our investigation found that his actions deescalated an altercation between passengers on the jetway floor during deplaning."
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You can see the video below: