A Delta Air Lines pilot was caught on camera smacking a female passenger as she fought with another woman on the floor in the Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta.
The video went viral on Saturday although the actual incident reportedly happened on April 21.
The plane had just landed when two women started fighting as other passengers were leaving the jetway.
In the video, the pilot appears to try to separate the women by grabbing one of them and smacked her before walking away with the women still on the ground. The video also caught another woman kicking the two and then sat on them.
In a statement to the Washington Post, Delta Spokesman Brian Kruse said the pilot was attempting to de-escalate the fight.
The heated altercation comes after a Delta passenger last week was removed from the plane because he was desperate to use the bathroom after waiting half an hour because of a flight delay.
100% Fed Up reports:
“We became aware of this incident and a video last week and immediately removed the pilot from duty while we completed a thorough investigation. Local law enforcement was called to respond at the time of the incident. The pilot has since been returned to work as our investigation found that his actions deescalated an altercation between passengers on the jetway floor during deplaning.”