Delta Flight 386’s extraordinary emergency landing on June 4, 2021, made headlines around the world. The headline “Delta Flight Attendant Zip Ties Hijacker” was featured on every news program.
Both the people aboard the plane and those following the news of the events on television were shaken to their cores. Leaving LAX, the flight was destined for Nashville. There were 162 passengers on board Delta Flight 386, and a total of six flight attendants.
Zip-Tie-Wearing Delta Flight Attendant
As the plane took off from Los Angeles International Airport, an unknown man sprinted to the cockpit door. The man slammed the door and shouted, “Stop the plane!” repeatedly.
Delta flight attendant Christopher Williams intervened and used zip ties to hold the suspected hijacker. In the video, the fellow passenger and flight attendant are shown using yellow cords to restrain the suspected hijacker’s hands and feet.
There is cell phone footage of Williams and the man wrestling online. The passenger was taken to the plane’s rear cabin and seated there.
Passengers on Delta Flight 386 filmed a safety demonstration, and the footage quickly spread across Twitter and other social media. After this happened, Twitter users suddenly had a newfound appreciation for flight attendants.
Many grateful passengers took to social media to express their gratitude to flight attendant Christopher Williams, whose quick thinking and quick actions ultimately rescued everyone on board.
The hijacker of a Delta flight has been the subject of numerous films on YouTube. Further, a related thread on Reddit went viral. Christopher Williams’s bravery has been warmly praised.
It all went to hell as a result of the failed attempt to enter the pilot’s cabin. The accused hijacker was removed from Flight 386 in Albuquerque, which is why the flight was rerouted there.
At approximately 2:20 p.m., the airplane landed, and the man was promptly taken into custody by airport security. The passengers were transferred to another plane that flew them from Albuquerque to Nashville.
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What were people tweeting about?
The video went viral, and the passengers and crew were praised for their bravery. A number of tweeters were also impressed by the passenger’s and the flight crew’s show of bravery.
The crew member, identified as Christopher Williams, went viral almost immediately. Even though he was active on social media like LinkedIn, he said nothing about what had happened.
A photo that had previously leaked showed a man sitting behind the disruptive passenger. The staff member in the car was hunched over, seemingly unaware of what was going on around him. It is unclear whether Christopher’s photo was taken or not.
However, Twiteretti admired his bravery. According to Sapphireswell, a Twitter user, “True hero in the skies. Delta flight attendant Christopher Williams prevents an unwelcome guest from entering the control center.
The FA’s job is to safeguard the passengers and the aircraft, not merely to serve refreshments. A former United Airlines flight attendant named Leon Washington also took to Twitter to sing Williams’s praises, writing.
“As a retired Flight Attendant from Continental/United Airlines, I commanded his professionalism and leadership that was taught and trained to us during Flight Attendant training for six weeks before becoming a Flight Attendant!” Thank you so much for being my brother; I love and respect you so much!
A video captures a Delta flight attendant using zip ties to restrain a potential hijacker.
Grace Chalmers, a passenger on Flight 386, told CNN that the man “apparently unprovoked, suddenly got up and approached the pilot’s cabin and began knocking on the doors.”
According to Chalmers, the individual was detained for almost 20 minutes before the jet was permitted to make an emergency landing at the Albuquerque International Sunport.
As the flight was diverted to Albuquerque, “thanks to the crew and passengers of Delta Flight 386… who cooperated in detaining an irate passenger,” Delta said in a statement. “The plane safely landed, and law enforcement took the passenger from the plane.” Video of a flight attendant using zip ties to confine the hijacker has gone popular on social media since the 4th of June.
Twitter user @1WaySuggs captioned a video showing a Delta flight attendant restrain the accused hijacker, “FLIGHT ATTENDANTS, I RESPECT Y’ALL.”
Another video of the man being taken into custody by a Delta flight crew has also gone viral.