Pilot has choice words for passenger charged with flying drunk, attacking attendant

Pilot has choice words for passenger charged with flying drunk, attacking attendant

CHARLOTTE, NC (Kiana Cole and Michael Gordon/The Charlotte Observer) - The 25-year-old Kentucky man that attacked members of a flight crew on a Charlotte-bound plane is now banned from flying.

Kerr appeared in court on Monday, after charges of being intoxicated and disruptive, assault on a female, communicating threats and interfering with the duties of a flight crew or attendant.

A video also shows the pilot taking Kerr to the floor of the plane saying: "You don't put your hands on my flight attendant!"

Kerr then warns the pilot that he'll regret the move when the incident is captured on Facebook.

The court ordered that Kerr cannot fly on commercial airlines and must not make contact with the flight attendant he attacked. A $20,000 bond was also set.

This is a result of an incident he created during an American Airlines flight on July 21, when he was charged with attacking the flight crew after the plane had landed at Charlotte Douglas International. Kerr — who had consumed three Jack Daniels he had on board — refused to sit down after the flight crew had asked passengers to stay seated as they taxied to the gate.

According to an FBI affidavit says, Kerr remained standing. When an attendant interceded, Kerr threatened to break her jaw.

Kerr walked quickly to the front of the plane and cursed at the flight crew. He kicked one attendant in the leg and shoved another to the floor of the plane, the affidavit says. The pilot and co-pilot, listed only by their initials in the document, got Kerr on the ground and used a seat belt strap to restrain his legs and keep him from kicking.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officers dragged him off the plane as he spat, yelled, and kicked on the floor of the aircraft, which originated in Lexington, KY.

The day after getting out of jail, Kerr got engaged, according to his Facebook page.