American Airlines flight attendant allegedly hits mother with pram

Employee suspended after he was heard challenging another passenger to fight him


American Airlines has suspended one of its flight attendants while it investigates an alleged incident involving a baby's pram.

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The incident took place on American Airlines flight 591 from San Francisco International Airport to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on Friday and saw a woman struck by the pram as it was "violently" removed by the employee.

A video was shared on Facebook by one passenger, Surain Adyanthaya, who said the employee narrowly missed the woman's baby.

When a male passenger stands up from his seat and confronts the flight attendant, he is heard saying: "Hit me! Come on, bring it on".

The woman and her children were allegedly escorted off the plane.

American Airlines apologised for the incident and said in a statement: "What we see on this video does not reflect our values or how we care for our customers. We are deeply sorry for the pain we have caused this passenger and her family and to any other customers affected by the incident."

The airline added it was "making sure all of her family's needs are being met while she is in our care".

The mother and her family were put on another flight to Dallas and upgraded to first class.

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