In the video, a female passenger can be heard loudly shouting and swearing at her partner, while also using racial slurs. At the beginning of the minute and a half long clip, she says:
You want to try to f****** look at other women, n*****? Nah, f*** you!
She then continues:
I wear the f****** nuts, n*****. Watch 'til we f******* get home.
A flight attendant can be seen attempting to calm the woman down, pointing out a small child who is sitting behind them. In response, the woman says:
Yeah I know, I f***ing consoled the f***ing child.
She then repeatedly tells her boyfriend, who is apparently called 'Memo', to "shut the f*** up", before he rises from his seat, saying:
You’re assaulting me man.
To which she responds:
Oh, I’m assaulting you?
As he moves down the aisle, she leaps to her feet and hits him across the back of his head with a laptop, causing other passengers to scream in terror, before pounding him with her fists.
At the end of the video, another flight attendant, who she barges past, tells the woman:
Ma’am, you’re going to be charged with assault.
Julia Scorupco, who shared the video to Twitter, also shared it to YouTube, where she wrote:
Everyone on the flight was a bit shaken, but we were grateful that it happened before takeoff as opposed to in the air.
The airline handled the situation well and removed both passengers fairly quickly.
Although us passengers would’ve appreciated free alcohol after witnessing a situation like that!
In a statement to the Independent, a spokesperson for American Airlines said:
Prior to departure from the gate on Sunday at Miami International Airport, two passengers who were travelling together were involved in a dispute. Law enforcement was requested, and both passengers were removed from the aircraft.
We thank the American crew who worked quickly to diffuse the situation. Their actions resulted in a safe environment for all of our passengers.