On June 25, 2015, Silver Airways flight 134 took off from Fort Lauderdale with 34 people on board headed to Tallahassee, Florida.
However, during the flight, somewhere over the Gulf of Mexico, a passenger left his seat and headed for the row of seats where the exit door is located. He then reached over passenegers on that row and tried to open the exit door.
A male passenger grabbed the man and then the unruly passenger lunged again to get to the exit door.
One source told TR:
The flight attendant attempted to keep him from opening the door and the man slapped the flight attendant. The flight attendant quickly diffused the situation and the man went back towards his seat, but refused to sit down. The attendant went to the front of the plane and stated over the PA that if the man in the back doesn’t sit down, he will have him arrested when we arrive into Tallahassee.
What happens next remains the mystery of Flight 134.
When the plane landed, sources tell TR that they expected law enforcement to enter the plane and remove the unruly passenger.
Instead, the passengers were told to leave the plane and the “problem” passenger remained.
There was no law enforcement waiting.
“I thought it was weird” said one passenger. “But I did not give it a lot of thought. I was just relieved to be on the ground. But when I did not see anything on the news, I called the airport and security officials knew nothing of the incident”
One passenger called the FAA, TSA, and the Marshall’s Office and received the run around.
Sources at the Tallahassee Airport tell TR that the incident was not reported to security officials. If so, the passenger would have been detained until Federal officials were notified.
Was anyone in danger?
One passenger told TR that “I felt like everyone’s life was in danger and something should have been done on behalf of law enforcement.”
A quick google search indicates that incident’s of this nature usually ends in an arrest.
TR verified the events of Flight 134, independently, with four different sources.
Silver Airways have yet to respond to our inquiry.