Pictured: iPhone with its flash switched on used to record girl, 14, as she used American Airlines first class bathroom – with victim accusing flight attendant of planting it there
- A 14-year-old girl found the camera right before she was about to flush the first-class toilet on aircraft 1441 traveling to Boston from Charlotte, North Carolina
- Two makeshift ‘remove from service’ stickers were put on the seat by the male flight attendant, which held up the weight of the phone, it’s alleged
A chilling photograph shows an iPhone camera with its flash blazing that was allegedly used to try and capture a 14 year-old girl using an airplane’s first class bathroom.
The teen, who has not been named, found the phone before she was about to flush the first-class toilet on American Airlines flight 1441 traveling to Boston from Charlotte, North Carolina on September 2.
She believes a flight attendant may have placed the recording device there deliberately.
Two makeshift ‘remove from service’ stickers were put on the seat by the male flight attendant, which held up the weight of the recording phone, it’s alleged.
The mobile’s camera flash was on and peering out of the bottom of the sticker near the toilet bowl, an image taken by the quick-thinking teenager showed.
Her father, who remained anonymous, told CBS Boston: ‘She got up and walked to the coach bathroom.’
A 14-year-old girl found the camera right before she was about to flush the first-class toilet on aircraft 1441 traveling to Boston from Charlotte, North Carolina on September 2. Two makeshift ‘remove from service’ stickers were put on the seat by the male flight attendant, which held up the weight of the recording phone, it’s alleged
She was told by a male flight attendant that it would be quicker if she used the bathroom in first class – but that was also currently in use by another passenger.
When it became free, he went in before her, saying that he needed to collect garbage and wash his hands.
The male flight attendant then came out and told the 14-year-old girl that the seat was broken, and that it would be fixed when they landed in Charlotte.
The girl then used the restroom as normal – but it was when she went to flush that she spotted the phone peering out of a makeshift sticker sign reading ‘seat broken.’
Thinking on her feet, the teen snapped a photo on her phone of the unnerving sight.
She rushed back to tell her parents, who dived up to stop another passenger using the restroom. When they entered, the phone and the tape was gone.
The mother and father of the girl then rushed up to confront the flight attendants, and when the male saw the picture snapped on the phone, ‘his face went totally white,’ according to the dad.
Now, the case is being handled by the FBI.
The girl was traveling with her mom, dad, and her younger 10-year-old sister.
Federal authorities have asserted jurisdiction over the investigation when police concluded the incident occurred mid-flight
Massachusetts State Police at Boston Logan International Airport were notified at 10 a.m. on September 2 about the potential criminal act that occurred on the American Airlines flight
The male flight attendant was removed from the American Airlines flight.
State Police Troop F, which have jurisdiction at Boston Logan International Airport, were the first to arrive on scene.
A trooper with the unit told WSOC the incident ‘involved a juvenile, a phone and a flight attendant.’
‘When she was about to go the bathroom, he stopped her and said, ‘Hey hold on just a second, we’re about to start collecting trash so I am going to wash my hands,’ another passenger recounted.
In a statement to the DailyMail.com, American Airlines said: ‘We take this matter very seriously and are fully cooperating with law enforcement in their investigation, as safety and security are our highest priorities.’
State Police determined the that the alleged act occurred mid-flight, which falls under federal jurisdiction.
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