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Delta reinstates pilot caught on video slapping woman

By Mason White 2:57 PM April 30, 2017
Delta plane (illustration)
Delta plane (illustration)
By: Tanya Clark

A Delta Air Lines pilot slapped a woman who was fighting with another passenger after landing, according to a video that was uploaded to the Internet.

The incident unfolded after the plane landed at the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Georgia, on Friday afternoon.

The video showed two women beating each other as they exited the plane. After a tense few moments, the Delta pilot can be seen approaching the two fighting women and slapping one of them.

Police officers arrived at the scene and escorted the women. No arrests were made as the women refused to press charges against each other.

The video of the incident was forwarded to a supervisor of the airline, and the pilot was placed on leave.

Delta launched an investigation and reinstated the pilot, saying that he acted appropriately and smacked the woman in order to break up the fight.