VIDEO: Unruly woman kicked, scratched deputies on CLT-bound plane

Woman arrested on Charlotte-bound flight after talking on cell phone
Published: Jun. 24, 2013 at 7:46 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 24, 2013 at 7:46 AM EDT
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Lindsay Bien-aime (Courtesy: Broward's County Sheriff's Office)
Lindsay Bien-aime (Courtesy: Broward's County Sheriff's Office)

A woman was forcibly pulled off a US-Airways plane bound for Charlotte on Sunday after officials said she refused to comply with flight crew instructions and became unruly.

The video, shot by passengers and posted on YouTube, appears to show the confrontation between passenger Lindsay Bien-aime and Broward County Sheriff's deputies.

The incident happened on board US-Airways flight 906 which was leaving Ft. Lauderdale, bound for the Queen City on Sunday morning.

During taxi to the runway, Bien-aime reportedly refused numerous orders from the flight crew to stop talking on her cell phone.

According to a Broward County Sheriff's report obtained by WBTV, deputies were called to the plane around 6:36 a.m. Sunday morning after the pilot ordered Bien-aime off the plan and turned the plane back to the gate.

When deputies boarded the plane, people pulled out their cell phones, and captured the rant.

(Warning: Foul language repeatedly used)


On the video, deputies can be seen trying to coax the woman off the aircraft, but she refused.  Instead, she kept demanding the flight attendant tell her why she was being kicked off.

According to the report, Bien-aime refused to comply with the stewardesses' instructions.

The flight attendant can be heard on the video explaining that Bien-aime was "on her phone the whole time" and refused to comply with instructions.

According to the report, Bien-aime "immediately became irate, screaming and yelling profanities."

At one point in the video, deputies can be heard asking her to remove herself from the plane.

"I'll hold up this whole [expletive] plane," she said. "I don't care where people got to go. I don't care."

After numerous verbal attempts, deputies could be seen trying to remove her from the plane, but it was pretty obvious from the video she didn't want to go.

"Get off me...get off me!" she is heard repeating over and over.

Deputies say Bien-aime "scratched, kicked and violently resisted" attempts to be removed from the plane.

The report states that she kicked one deputy in the groin, elbowed another deputy in the face and scratched at least two other deputies in the incident.

"Bien-aime continued [to] kick, scratch, yell racial profanities, while being escorted off the plane and being taken to the police car," the report states.

Her two-year old son, who was sitting next to her and watched the whole thing unfold, can be heard in the background saying "Mommy...I'm scared."

According to reports, the child was placed in the custody of his father.

Bien-aime was hit was several charges, including disorderly conduct, resisting arrest with violence and two counts of assault on a law enforcement official.

The plane eventually took off and arrive in Charlotte 25 minutes late.

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