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White Delta Airlines pilot slaps unruly Black passenger in Atlanta

No logo Airplane landing on runway with blue sky sunset Photo Credit: Sky Sajjaphot

No logo airplane landing on runway with blue sky sunset (Photo credit: Sky Sajjaphot)

There must be something in the air that is causing a string of physical confrontations on airplanes lately. The latest incident to come to light occurred in Atlanta and involves an unidentified Delta Air Lines pilot at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

According to witnesses, two women began arguing on the plane as it landed in Atlanta and the situation escalated. A cellphone video recorded by a Delta employee shows the women on the ground fighting as passengers tried to exit the plane. As people try to stop the women a Delta pilot is seen leaning down and smacking one of the women in the face. There is a brief pause and he walks away as the skirmish stops between the combatants. Delta employees then escort the women off the plane as airport security showed up. The two women involved in the fight knew each other and declined to press any charges. The incident reportedly occurred on April 21, 2017, and is just now being made public.

A Delta spokesperson told media outlet 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.”

The airline industry is suffering a public relations crisis since a video emerged of a United  Airlines customer being assaulted by police. Dr. David Dao refused to give up his seat on a flight to Louisville, Kentucky to airline staff. The bloody altercation was caught on video and resulted in an out of court settlement with Dao. That video brought attention to the common airline practice of overbooking and booting customers off a flight against their wishes.


  1. Chuck on May 1, 2017 at 10:46 am

    The passenger should file criminal charges against this pilot, along with civil charges. She should also sue Delta Airlines. This non-sense has to stop!

    • Rick Papa-san Shaw on May 1, 2017 at 11:22 am

      You are right but for the wrong reason. This non-sense does have to stop!!! People should learn how to act in public. I don’t condone the pilots actions but two women fighting on a plane puts everyone at risk and reinforces stereotypes about black behavior. By the time the police arrived anything could have happened.
      As a frequent traveler, I carry myself as a representative and example of how we should behave. What other people see one do is what they believe of all of us. We need to do better!!!

      • Michael Grier on May 1, 2017 at 11:42 am

        No hes right and you are wrong. Disagreements happen, that’s the police’s job, not a pilot of an airplane. Guess its ok for men to hit women in trumpland.

        • Jason on May 1, 2017 at 11:45 am

          He hit her – then he basically walked away. He knew what he was doing, and didn’t want to take the ass whipping the lady probably would have handed his punk ass. That is why he didn’t stick around. They are cowards, and Black people need to start putting in work on them when they step out of line.

          • Suckit Hard on May 1, 2017 at 6:41 pm

            I honestly wish you delusional black supremacist types would try something. I really really do. I can guarantee you it won’t end well for you.

          • Mason Youngblood on May 1, 2017 at 10:31 pm

   the white supremacist in California shooting Black people at a pool party and ended up getting his wig split by the police…

          • Jason on May 2, 2017 at 9:31 am

            Ok Suck It – Nice try, but no such thing as a Black Supremacists even though you may view Blacks as supreme. You are a coward, so stay afraid and keep trolling these type of sites. Blacks are fed-up with you and your kind. This is why you choose “soft” targets because you know taking on the average Black male without the help of your race-soldier police or the National Guard usually doesn’t turn out well for your kind. Stay afraid – stay very afraid, and keep beating up the women and children big man.

          • SrAgri on May 11, 2017 at 11:56 am

            “…no such thing as a Black Supremacists ”

            That’s a blatant lie. Google Yusra Khogali or Janie Khan. They are black supremacist BLM leaders. Google the so-called black Israelite movement. They use cultural appropriation of Jewish culture to claim that they are God’s chosen people.

            Of course, you know all of this, as I have pointed it out to you before.

          • Jason on May 11, 2017 at 12:13 pm

            What are theses “Black Supremacists” supreme at? What financial institutions do they control which are denying Whites the ability to get loans, or that is charging them higher interest rates? I was once in a courtroom when I heard a defendant (who was shackled) rant on about how he was a Hebrew Israelite and was not under the jurisdiction of the court. Even with his PUBLIC DEFENDER the judge gave him 5 years. Is that Black Supremacy?

          • SrAgri on May 11, 2017 at 12:19 pm

            Just because their racism doesn’t achieve the desired results doesn’t mean that they are not racist.

          • Jason on May 11, 2017 at 1:54 pm

            You still haven’t improved your IQ. Done.

          • SrAgri on May 11, 2017 at 3:31 pm

            You are correct. Reading your posts has not improved my IQ in any way.

          • Jason on May 11, 2017 at 4:33 pm

            It is because you are retarded, and the main tool of White Supremacy is deception. You aren’t capable of speaking or hearing the truth. Thankfully, the truth doesn’t require your approval or permission. I am done with you, so hopefully you can scour this site to find the few who have weak minds.

          • SrAgri on May 11, 2017 at 4:50 pm

            Jason, do not confuse your opinions with truth. You make statements with no supporting references, data, or sources and expect everyone to accept them because you feel strongly that they are true.

            I don’t know if your lies are due to ignorance or a racist agenda.

            Either way, you have not spoken anything like truth.

          • Janet Holmes on May 2, 2017 at 11:53 pm

            When ya dumb red neck ass dig that ditch. Dig two as you will need it.

        • Rick Papa-san Shaw on May 2, 2017 at 7:45 pm

          No you’re wrong. Its the job of the women involved not to be fighting and showing their asses in public so that the police NEVER have to be called.
          The article clearly said the women were on the ground fighting…NOT disagreeing, NOT arguing. On the ground fighting AS IN hitting each other.
          Other passengers were also trying to break them up. Probably by grabbing the women or pushing forcefully. OR did you miss that part???
          The big deal was that the PILOT who was white had to come out and restore order the best way he could between two black women. As I previously stated, NO it is not alright for a man to hit a woman but there are situations that necessitate more than just stern words.
          If these women don’t know how to act in public they should have stayed home. Not got on in enclosed space and started a WWE match!
          And for your information. No I am not a Trump supporter. I’m a black man that feels that until we start showing other races that we are not savages we will never get fair and equal treatment. How can we ask for a standard that we can’t even hold our own people too? Thats part of what Black Live Matters stands for. OR did you miss that too???

          • Michael Grier on May 2, 2017 at 9:49 pm

            No you are wrong. It’s not any mans duty to strike women you dumb azz hick. If i was there i would have kicked his azz personally. Keep thinking its your position to touch people to restore order and you will end up dead. You are not law enforcement and neither was the pilot. The amount stupidity and narcissism is confusing at best and your comment actually conflicts itself. Do us a favor snowflake, keep your hands off women. Be a man. If you know what that consists of….and no I don’t buy that you are aa. Nice try.

          • Janet Holmes on May 3, 2017 at 12:04 am

            So the so call peace maker arrive to bring peace and order to a bad situation but instead became violent himself. Yeah, that made sense,,, Not

          • Michael Grier on September 27, 2017 at 6:59 am

            Savages? Negro please. Take that sambo boot kissing mentality some where else. You sound like them snowballs with that dumb ish. All people have disagreements within their race. Stop adding to the perception you white washed coon

      • Chuck on May 15, 2017 at 4:28 pm

        Thank you for the discussion. I wish that everyone had the same thought process as yourself. But, since everyone doesn’t, we have to trust that people hired in professional positions would be the professionals when others around them aren’t being professional. With that said, the pilot should have followed protocol and contacted authority to handle the disruptive customers. By him putting his hands on the young lady, he jeopardized everyone’s safety.

    • Suckit Hard on May 1, 2017 at 6:38 pm

      ? ? ? ? Nice try, TROLL. The ratchet ass ghetto skanks ain’t getting SH!T & the heroic pilot ain’t getting arrested. You’re a Class A cuckold, Chuck, & a delusional subhuman piece of garbage.

    • MuffinDuffelBag _ on May 2, 2017 at 3:24 am

      But the nonsense​ of people getting in fights on planes? Oh no that’s totally fine.

      • Chuck on May 15, 2017 at 4:31 pm

        Fighting is totally non-sense. I was commenting on the pilot physically abusing a customer. Didn’t think the women fighting needed a comment; thought it was obvious that fighting on a plane in non-sense. But, thank you for pointing out the obvious.

  2. Michael Grier on May 1, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Why doesn’t this stuff ever occur in my presence? His azz would have been whipped properly. A man should never put his hands on a woman in any situation. Slappin to deescalate a situation is like utilizing gas to put out a fire. They were smart not to release the punks name. #cowards

    • Suckit Hard on May 1, 2017 at 6:49 pm

      Yea yea. You wouldn’t have “whooped” anyone’s ass, you delusional pavement ape. You would’ve got on your knees & begged to rim the pilot’s asshole, but that’s about it. I honestly wish you would assault a pilot who is trying to break up a fight. It would be very entertaining to watch you get tasered, pummeled, arrested, dragged away in handcuffs, brought up on federal felony charges, & tossed in a prison cell. ?

      • Oak510finest on May 2, 2017 at 10:30 am

        Now you know you should be taking your daily scheduled flea bath, instead of pounding on your keyboard with your knuckles trying to type a message

        Don’t get upset if you are caught by your co-workers, supervisors or teacher/college professor scratching your fleas with your hind legs. Because I did remind you of bath time!!???

        • Janet Holmes on May 2, 2017 at 11:59 pm

          ahahahahahaahahahahahahahahaha……You describe flea bag perfectly

          • Oak510finest on May 3, 2017 at 12:34 am


    • dave on September 26, 2017 at 10:53 pm

      (Gulp). Sounds rough! Oooooohhhh.

      • Michael Grier on September 27, 2017 at 6:50 am

        Hey snowball. You following me around again? Must be meth night again

        • dave on September 28, 2017 at 6:07 pm

          I don’t follow idiots anywhere. By the way, it’s getting late; shouldn’t you be sneaking around in the dark looking for a historical American monument to deface?

  3. La-Chanda Sexclibra Smith on May 1, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    He got them to stop at this point I honestly don’t care what race they were. They were acting like they were raised wrong,fighting and carrying on like they weren’t on a plane. He did the right thing!!

    • SrAgri on May 5, 2017 at 1:11 pm

      I don’t approve of his methods because they could have backfired and escalated into an all-out brawl, but the two women should be banned from flying again. I don’t want a knock-down drag-out fight in an airplane on which I am flying!

      • La-Chanda Sexclibra Smith on May 5, 2017 at 11:12 pm

        That’s your opinion but at the end of the day he’s responsible for everyone on that flight. They were in the wrong

        • SrAgri on May 6, 2017 at 2:42 pm

          I don’t disagree. The pilot stopped the fight and the women were in the wrong.

          I’m just saying that his method could have backfired if family or friends of one or both women escalated the situation. I’m glad it didn’t.

          I also hope that those two nutcases never get the chance to disturb a plane full of people again.

          • La-Chanda Sexclibra Smith on June 11, 2017 at 4:12 pm

            You’re right but it didn’t because they knew what it was at that point. Lol

  4. Zewes on May 1, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Hacker for hire: Pen testing. web app testing, compliance audits, computer forensics, etc and i can jag any account FB/IG/Twitter

  5. MuffinDuffelBag _ on May 2, 2017 at 3:19 am

    I like how this article specifically mentions that they are black in the title. It’s as if they’re trying to make that as part of the argument… The end of the story is that two passengers got in a fight on the plane, and the pilot ended the fight. Race had nothing to do with it.

    Edit: Just looked again, realized they also put emphasis on the pilot being white, IN THE TITLE. Leftists are just trying to grasp at anything they can now, aren’t they?

    • SrAgri on May 5, 2017 at 1:11 pm

      Typical race-baiting for this website.