The employee tells Hamilton several times he will explain the situation after he steps off the plane, but Hamilton refuses to leave without being told why. Hamilton explains that he had an extreme need to urinate, and the employee explains to Hamilton why using the restroom caused the plane to “lose its spot” in line for takeoff.
The employee said the plane cannot move when a passenger is out of their seat because they could possibly be injured.
Hamilton said that shortly after he returned to his seat, he heard “an announcement that we are returning to the gate to remove a passenger.” “I'm still baffled that how we got there that fast,” he told NBC News. “[Hamilton] quickly spoke up and apologized, saying he thought it was him, and he explained to those of us nearby what had happened.” Rosolino told NBC News because of the recent news of passengers being pulled off flights, as soon as it was announced the plane was returning to the gate, everyone became concerned. He only asked for clarification throughout," Michael Rosolino, Krista Rosolino’s husband told WMJ4.
Fellow passenger Krista Rosolino in a blog entry said that Hamilton was in the restroom for “less than a minute,” and returned to his seat when it was announced the plane was returning to the gate to have a passenger removed. When the flight arrived back at the gate, a Delta employee boarded and told Hamilton to get his things and follow him off the aircraft. The first video posted to You Tube shows the employee repeatedly asking Hamilton to follow him off the plane, as Hamilton calmly asks the man to clarify why he’s being removed. In the second video, which is more than nine minutes long, another airline employee boards the plane to speak with Hamilton.
The clip was uploaded by passenger Surain Adyanthaya, who explained he started filming after the flight attendant 'violently took a stroller from a lady with her baby on my flight, hitting her and just missing the baby'.
Adyanthaya went on to explain: 'They just involuntarily escorted the mother and her kids off the flight and let the flight attendant back on, who tried to fight other passengers.
She said if he did the plane would lose its spot in line to take off, so Hamilton went back to is seat.
The upsetting footage, filmed before Flight 591 departed from San Francisco on Friday afternoon, shows the airline staff member goading a passenger and saying, 'hit me'.
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A passenger was allegedly removed off a Delta flight from Atlanta to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, after he used a restroom as the plane taxied for takeoff, according to the man involved and a series of videos posted to You Tube and a blogpost from the passenger who filmed them.
Kima Hamilton told NBC News he had an urgent need to use the bathroom after everyone had boarded Delta Flight 2035 on April 18, and after hearing his plane was third in line to take off he approached the flight attendant and asked to use the restroom.