While attempting to break up a fight between passengers last week, a Delta pilot appeared to intentionally slap a woman in the face.
The footage was captured while passengers were deboarding a flight in Atlanta and two women got in a physical altercation.
The two begin to roll on the ground of the jetway and pull each other’s hair before the pilot intervenes, striking one woman in the face then walking away.
Delta told TMZ that the pilot was suspended pending an investigation, but they felt that he had acted in accordance with the law.
The unnamed pilot has since returned to duty and is back in the skies.
The fight took place on April 21, and reportedly upset some employees who felt the situation wasn’t handled properly because security wasn’t called.
Delta’s statement, however, reiterated that Atlanta police were on the scene in a timely manner.
They said: ‘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.’