“The seats were completely not attached,” a spokesman for the Allied Pilots Association, which represents American’s pilots, tells the NY Post. “With turbulence, you have to be cautious. That’s why everyone has to stow everything under the seat to prevent loose objects from flying around the cabin — and you’ve got a whole row of seats unbolted.”
The rep says it’s the first time he’s heard of an incident like this occurring.
The passengers in the loosey-goosey row were relocated to seats elsewhere on the Boeing 757.
An airline rep tells the Post that the incident is being reviewed internally.