Monday, 30 January 2017

1/30/2017 02:54:00 pm
Russian man became 'very aggressive' after drinking one litre of duty-free Whiskey and complimentary in-flight drinks on an 11-hour flight from Heathrow to Bangkok.

This is the astonishing moment 10 passengers restrain a drunk man on a BA flight.

THIS is the terrifying moment ten passengers restrain a rampaging drunk at 35,000ft on a British Airways flight.

The Russian man became “very aggressive” after drinking one litre of duty-free Whiskey and complimentary in-flight drinks on an 11-hour flight from Heathrow to Bangkok on January 21.

The Russian man became ‘very aggressive’ after drinking a bottle of whiskey on a flight from Heathrow

Shocking mobile phone footage shows eight men and two women grapple with the thug, while cabin crew fetch handcuffs and straight-jacket style body straps.

They eventually subdue the aggressor and hold him down in his seat for the remaining two hours of the flight.

Passenger Simon Johnson, 47, who helped tackle the rowdy passenger while a friend filmed, said the Russian was ”out of control”.

Travellers had to restrain the man and bundle him off the plane when it landed for cops to arrest.

Simon Johnson was one of 10 passengers who helped restrain the drunk Russian.

The chef, 47, from Darlington, bundled the man into his seat after being attacked while waiting for the toilet.

He said: ”I was standing near his seat waiting for the lavatory when he came behind me and he hit me in the back and started pushing me.

”He was a big lad, very drunk, and very aggressive. It was pretty scary. I got him down into his seat but he was still causing a problem.

”There were eight men and two women helping to control him at one point. The cabin crew couldn’t cope. One of them went to get handcuffs and we had to restrain him.

”The man was making a lot of noise, shouting and being violent. It happened at around 35,000ft which is pretty terrifying.”

Simon, a former doorman, said passengers had to restrain the tourist as the plane descended into Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi Airport at 9.25am local time on January 22.

They found a bottle of whiskey under his seat that was ”about three quarters empty”.

Armed Thai police boarded the Boeing 777 but said they couldn’t arrest the man until he was on the tarmac.

Passengers and cabin crew were then forced to bundle the passenger off the plane before cops took him away.

Simon was offered 2,000THB compensation and an upgrade to business class on his return flight for the heroic deed, which he accepted.

Simon was upgraded to business class on the flight back from Thailand.

Simon was offered 2,000BTHB compensation and an upgrade to business class as a thanks.

He added: ”The attack gave me spasms in my back and it actually ruined what should have been a really relaxing five day break to see a friend.

”I had to be helped off the plane myself. I was bent double in pain and my back was having spasms.”

Simon said he contacted British Airways’ customer service to complain staff had not done more to control the passenger.

A spokesman said: ”Our customers and crew deserve to enjoy their flights, without any form of disruption.

”This sort of behaviour will not be tolerated, and the appropriate action will always be taken.”

Source: The Sun

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