KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KSHB) – A passenger flying into Kansas City International Airport is facing a citation after attacking an American Airlines pilot.
Surveillance video shows the passenger and a pilot getting off an American Airlines flight just after 6:00 p.m on April 12.
The passenger, Edward Foster, puts his phone in front of the pilot who swats it away.
Police say Foster pushed the pilot, causing him to trip backward over his luggage, leaving lacerations on his legs and a bruise on his forearm.
Foster told police the pilot, who did not fly the plane they arrived on that day, was blocking the aisle and being disrespectful to the other passengers on board.
Foster faces a municipal assault charge and is due in court May 16.