Antonio Murdock and Brianna Greco Biography — Wiki
Antonio Murdock and Brianna Greco are the two passengers who escaped an airplane down a slide with their service dog before it took off after one said he was suffering from the post-traumatic stress disorder. Antonio Murdock and Brianna Greco, both from Florida, were arrested after he opened a cabin door and activated the slide on Delta Flight 462 from La Guardia Airport in New York to Atlanta Monday morning.
The couple changed seats several times before the flight began taxiing out to a runway and Murdock stood up and said he had PTSD, another passenger said.
Antonio Murdock and Brianna Greco Age
Brianna Greco is 23 years old while Antonio Murdock is 31 years old.
Antonio Murdock and Brianna Greco pops the escape slide of a plane on the tarmac and escapes
Antonio Murdock ignored the flight attendant’s instruction to stay seated and the plane came to a grinding halt when he forced open the door and the pair went down the emergency slide with their service dog Rain.
A source told NY Daily News that Murdock told cops his PTSD stems from a jail stint on robbery charges and was triggered by the confined space in the airplane cabin.
The Port Authority Police Department said Murdock was arrested and charged with criminal mischief in the second degree, reckless endangerment in the second degree and criminal trespass in the third degree. Brianna Grec was charged with criminal trespass in the third degree.
Speaking about the couple, witness Brian Plummer told the New York Times: ‘They seemed really nice.’
What actually happened with Antonio Murdock and Brianna Greco?
Plummer said he was sitting toward the back of the plane which wasn’t completely full when he noticed them and their large service dog. Plummer said he saw them change seats several times and that he heard Murdock say he would ‘freak out’ if he was forced to sit down at the start of the flight because of his PTSD.
‘If I sit down, I’ll freak out,’ Murdock said, according to Plummer.
The attendant told Murdock to sit down twice before he stood up and walked towards the front of the plane as it started to taxi out to a runway.
Plummer told the Times he suddenly felt the plane shudder to a halt – which he later learned was because Murdock had forced open the cabin door.
Murdock then allegedly leaped down the slide, followed by Greco and Rain. Flight 462 was scheduled to depart shortly before 10 am but was returned to the gate.
What we know so far
Delta said there were 106 passengers on the plane at the time and the remaining passengers were ‘deplaned normally and were accommodated on alternate flights’.
Maintenance technicians checked over the aircraft and it finally left LaGuardia at 7.17 pm, more than nine hours late.
Delta spokesperson Adrian Gee told DailyMail.com the airline ‘can’t speak to what may have transpired on the aircraft, but we can say this was not a security threat or an on-board emergency.’ Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesperson Lenis Valens said: ‘This doesn’t happen every day at the airport.’
Valens said Tuesday morning that Greco had been released while Antonio Murdock remained in custody awaiting arraignment.