Delta Flight Attendant Christopher Williams Wiki – Delta Flight Attendant: Christopher Williams Bio
Christopher Williams is the Delta flight attendant who is making headlines after restraining and zip tying a man who was repeatedly knocking on the door of the cockpit during a flight. The video went viral, and Twitter users have since said they have newfound respect for flight attendants. Some passengers described the man on Twitter as an attempted hijacker.
The FBI is conducting an investigation into the incident, Albuquerque airport spokeswoman Stephanie Kitts told USA Today.
The flight, Delta Flight 386, left Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Friday, June 4, 2021, and was on its way to Nashville, Tennessee, when the man attempted to enter the cockpit, Kitts told the outlet.
Several videos were recorded of the incident, which shows flight attendants and passengers tackling the man, wrestling with him and restraining him. You can watch those videos below.
y’all a nigga tried to hijack my plane on God we just had to emergency land the done hogtied this nigga up on God my life wild
— 💡 (@1WaySuggs) June 4, 2021
The Delta flight made an emergency landing in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where the man was taken into custody, CBS LA reported. Authorities did not release the name of the man or further details on the incident. In a statement provided to CBS LA, Delta described the man as “an unruly passenger” and thanked the crew and passengers for their response in detaining the man.
“The #FBI is responding to a report of a diverted flight at @ABQSunport. There is no threat to the public at this time,” the statement said.
One person shared the video on Twitter, saying the man “tried to hijack my plane on God we just had to emergency land.”
In one of the videos, Williams explained to another passenger on the plane why the man was being detained.
“He kept banging on the flight door,” the flight attendant said on the video. “That’s a no-no. The second he banged on the door, it was a wrap.”
Delta gave a statement to CBS LA, which said, in part:
Thanks to the crew and passengers of Delta Flight 386, LAX to Nashville (BNA), who assisted in detaining an unruly passenger as the flight diverted to Albuquerque (ABQ). The aircraft landed without incident and the passenger was removed by law enforcement.
Passengers on the diverted Delta flight and other Twitter users commended Williams for his actions and called on Delta to reward him. One Twitter user shared a photo of Williams after the incident, sitting in a chair with his head lowered onto his clasped hands.
“@Delta this man needs an award.. just saved the plane. LA flight to Nashville..” the post said.
“Props and respect to the @Delta flight attendant Christopher Williams who stopped an attempted hijacking of a plane. He apprehended and hog tied the deranged passenger attempting to breach the cockpit. Delta please give this man an award, promotion, and bonus,” another person wrote.
A passenger wrote, “Flight attendants, I respect y’all,” in another of the videos that shows Williams restraining the man.
Videos showed several crew members and passengers working together to eliminate the potential threat and detain the man. Williams directs the group and acts calmly throughout the video. He zip tied the man, who was repeatedly calling for pilots to “stop the plane.”
Williams explained to a passenger during the video that they were restraining the man because he was knocking on the door of the cockpit. After passengers and crew restrained the man’s hands and feet with zip ties, they moved the man to the back of the plane, as far away from the cockpit as possible, and made an emergency landing in Albuquerque.
👏👏👏👏 This hero flight attendant 👨✈️ is named Christopher Williams https://t.co/5VBtgBKYMo
— Jen Gerard 🐻❤️🥰🌈 (@HYIMJEN) June 5, 2021
“True hero in the skies,” another person wrote on Twitter. “Christopher Williams, a flight attendant for Delta, stops a passenger from entering the cockpit. FAs are there to protect the passengers and plane, not just to serve drinks!”