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Video shows scene on flight that ended with Lexington man’s arrest

Video shows Lexington airline passenger charged with attacking flight crew

Michael Kerr of Lexington had three Jack Daniel's during a flight to Charlotte, NC., on July 21st. Footage shows him becoming impatient in wanting to disembark the plane after it had landed. An FBI affidavit said it took the pilots and multiple po
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Michael Kerr of Lexington had three Jack Daniel's during a flight to Charlotte, NC., on July 21st. Footage shows him becoming impatient in wanting to disembark the plane after it had landed. An FBI affidavit said it took the pilots and multiple po

Video and photos show the scene on a Lexington-to-Charlotte flight that ended with a Lexington man under arrest and charged with attacking the flight crew.

The photos and video, posted on social media by other passengers on the flight, show the man becoming impatient in wanting to disembark the plane after it had landed, and then in handcuffs in the aisle of the cabin.

According to articles in the Charlotte Observer, Michael Kerr, 25, was a passenger on an American Airlines flight from Lexington to Charlotte. According to an FBI affidavit, Kerr was served three whiskeys after takeoff.

As the plane taxied to a gate at Charlotte Douglas International, Kerr ignored flight crew orders and got out of his seat, the affidavit says. When an attendant interceded, Kerr threatened to break her jaw.

The FBI affidavit said it took the pilots and multiple police officers to drag Kerr off the plane after he threatened, shoved, kicked and spat at flight attendants.

Kerr faces charges of being intoxicated and disruptive, assault on a female, communicating threats and interfering with the duties of a flight crew or attendant, according to the Observer.

Kerr made his initial appearance in federal court Wednesday. He will return Monday morning for a detention hearing before a U.S. Magistrate Judge.

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