American Airlines Pilot Beaten By Baez Brothers In Miami

Posted Jul 28th 2011 10:30 AMUpdated Jul 28th 2011 01:31 PM


An American Airlines pilot was beaten by two drunk passengers as he tried to escort them off a plane on Wednesday night.

American Airlines flight 1755, from Miami to San Francisco, was taxing on the runway at around 9pm when a flight attendant noticed 27-year old Jonathan Baez was asleep and not wearing his seat belt. The attendant tried to awaken the man, but he was unresponsive possibly from medication or alcohol, NBC News Miami reports.

The pilot was alerted of the situation and turned the plane back to the gate. The pilot and the flight attendant then tried to waken Baez, who after several attempts, was awake and told he would be removed from the flight due to his condition.

As Baez was being escorted off the flight, his 29-year old brother, Luis Daniel, walked off the flight with him. The brothers then threatened the pilot, as Luis Daniel warned: "When you fly to San Juan, I will have you killed," MSNBC reports.

The pilot stayed with the plane, but Luis Daniel returned, hitting the unidentified pilot with his fist. When a flight attendant tried to help, Luis Daniel hit the attendant in the shoulder. Jonathan then returned and helped his brother beat the pilot with their fists, causing a bruise, cuts and blurred vision in his left eye, the police report states. When the pilot fled into the terminal, the brothers chased after him (check out the INSANE photos of the beating in the video below).

The brothers were eventually detained by flight crew and passengers from the plane. Both men were charged with aggravated battery. Luis Daniel was charged with aggravated assault and is being held on $12,500 bond. Jonathan is being held on a $9,000 bond, NBC Miami reports.

MSNBC reports that the flight finally left at 11:30pm, two hours after scheduled departure.

Check out the San Francisco news report below:

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You know what? **** the pilot and the flight attendants, they think they are bad ass and hold HUGE attitudes. The guy was sleeping, give me a break. I hope this happens more often and more of these people get beat. Just beucase you're on an aircraft doesn't mean it becomes Nazi Germany. I hundreds of millions of people fly yearly without incident. Get off your high horse. AND TSA does NOTHING to protect you and if you believe they do you're a stupid idiot. I brought a knife block FULL of kitchen knives on the plane last Christmas leaving my relatives back East. I DID NOT do it intentionally, I had intended on switching the gift of knives to my suitcase but forget, only after I was 30k feet in the air did I notice I had an arsenal of knives with me. It's all smoke and mirrors, only Sheep getting LOADED with radiation walk through those sensors.

October 16 2011 at 12:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ThankU 4 visting

Just shows how much common sense people have these days. If the attendant had any sense she/he would have just buckled up the passenger, instead of trying to waken him up (proves he was just a heavy sleeper) and which would have avoided alot of trouble.

September 14 2011 at 6:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to ThankU 4 visting's comment

Really? And if the man were in a coma or suffering from alcohol poisoning, his family would be asking why on earth they wouldnt try to wake him up. Apparently YOU have no common sense.

September 23 2011 at 3:00 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Exactly!!!! F this authoritarians.

October 16 2011 at 12:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Brian Workman

Twenty Years without parole should be given the two thugs!

August 24 2011 at 12:52 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Brian Workman's comment

why? You should be locked away for being such a *****. The ******* guy was asleep??? Who caused the problem???

October 16 2011 at 12:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It does not matter what State, Country or Continent you're from. This is an unacceptable behavior, one that WE the people will not tolerate especially after 911. Let's just hope the justice system works and that they don't get a slap on the wrist, people need to know that the public wether on a flight, train, or auto will not go down without defending the person/ persons who are getting hurt. 911 and our heroes who gave their lives for us, have made us realize "TO LET'S ROLL". Peace!!!

August 05 2011 at 4:29 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Huguette's comment

'especially after 911'. Shut the F up, 911 was an inside job, are you one of the last Americans to believe it? The polls denote over 80% of AMericans DO NOT BELIEVE the offical acocunt of 911... AND how could you? Do 75 story steel buildings fall to dust from office furniture? I know it's hard for most of your little brains to wrap around, but 911 was planned specifically. DUH.

October 16 2011 at 12:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I am not Puerto Rican, but the last time I checked Puerto Rico is part of the US so they are not immigrants as someone commented. There are human trash everywhere, have you been to Walmart lately. There is a freakshow every day of the week over there. You cannot bring down a whole entire race because of two morons. But if she has a nice backside and a decent voice you guys are allmover that and suddenly love Pueeto Ricans.

August 04 2011 at 10:27 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to racerx83560433's comment

Puerto Ricans are a RACE???

A "whole entire race" no less??

But you gotta just LOVE those Pueeto Ricans...

August 24 2011 at 3:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

WALLMART has a magnate for scum

October 16 2011 at 12:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

damn idiots rein ,, there were tWO amiercans Puerto rico is american territory the yare citizens of theUS quick the crap about wet back and mexicans and other bigoted statements..these are just TWO morons drunks and human garbage....stop being racist READ the article.... you are as bad as these two whe nyou judge based on your own bias and ignorance..
next statement..insane LOW bail beat up a man and gt 12500 and 9000 bail? thats bULL..they are aggressive men and THREATENED the pilotsLIFe

July 31 2011 at 6:30 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Mario Lopez

Here is a good reason why we need to screen immigrants.....10 to 1 they have always been criminals. Once a criminal always a criminal. But then again, these two are pure trash and should go to prison for aggravated assault with intent to bodily harm. Put them away and then send them away, permanently!!!

July 31 2011 at 3:31 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

These two animals should be jailed with some real bad boys. Stupid idiots like these two do not deserve to live around the human race. They are part of the safety problems in our ONCE GREAT COUNTRY. Nobody respects AMERICA like they use to and that is one of the saddest things that can be said about US. Time to fight back against these thugs. GOD BLESS AMERICA AND HER TRUE SUPPORTERS.

July 30 2011 at 3:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The pilot should have shot and killed both of them...

July 30 2011 at 1:51 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Mike's comment

You are a ******* idiot and I like to shoot you.

October 16 2011 at 12:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

AWWW guess i offended sum tree huggers....glad the passengers stepped in...looks like the wet backs got there ass whoop....sorry ass mexicans..

July 30 2011 at 1:50 PM Report abuse -4 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Mike's comment

LOLOL. I'm Irish but people like you make me sick, if you're going to be a racist at least get it straight otherwise it's obvious YOU are the sorry ass.

October 16 2011 at 12:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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