The family of a 14-year-old girl, who reportedly discovered an iPhone attached to the back of a toilet seat during a recent flight from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Boston, suspects she was targeted by a member of the crew. On American Airlines flight 1441 on September 2nd, a male crew member directed the girl to use the first-class restroom. He entered just before her, informed her the seat was faulty but not to worry, and re-entered after she exited, as stated in a family statement.
After using the restroom, the girl noticed an iPhone discreetly affixed to the back of the toilet seat, seemingly for recording purposes. She took a photo of it with her own phone before leaving.
The family expressed their shock and deep disturbance over these events. While the family’s lawyer, Paul Llewellyn, confirmed they haven’t filed a lawsuit yet, law enforcement met the plane at the gate upon landing. A flight attendant was escorted off the plane by Massachusetts State Police. The FBI, given jurisdiction over incidents in the air, is the primary investigating agency.
American Airlines stated they are treating the matter with utmost seriousness and are fully cooperating with law enforcement in their inquiry, emphasizing that safety and security are their top priorities.