American Airlines Flight 2232 was moments from takeoff en route to Chicago at 8:25 AM had to return to the gate at 9:15 when a flight attendant reportedly began ranting over the public address system that the flight was going to crash.
The attendant was quoted as saying, "We're not taking off, we are experiencing technical difficulties and are returning to the gate," according to passengers.
Another attendant reportedly assured the passengers that the flight was, indeed, taking off, but the first attendant was heard to say
, "Captain, I am not responsible for crashing this plane."
The other flight attendants aboard the craft attempted to calm and settle the woman down, but she continued the disruptive behavior until three or four passengers left their seats and assisted in restraining her. Two of the flight attendants were injured in the scuffle, a fact confirmed by American Airlines.
The FAA confirmed
that there was an incident aboard the craft, which eventually landed in Chicago at about 11:45 AM.
CNN had video of the incident on its website.