PLANE passengers were forced to hog-tie a fellow passenger who went on a rampage during a flight from Bangkok to Russia
Shocking images from the flight to Russia shows the man, believed to be 26 years old, lying on his front on the aircraft galley floor with his hands behind his back. His hands are hog-tied to his ankles with tape and belts. He started “attacking” people around him after reportedly drinking from a bottle of whiskey was tied up by his fellow passengers to prevent from causing harm mid-flight.
According to reports, the passenger had recently been released from prison in Thailand.
After taking off, the cabin crew had struggled to control the man in question and the pilot said he was prepared to make an emergency landing as a result of the violent flyer. Passengers hogtied him and he remained on the floor for around four hours until the A320 flight reached Novosibirs
A spokeswoman for the Russian Interior Ministry told The Mirror a male passenger “hit the hooligan several times and with the help of other tourists tied him up.
“Witnesses confirmed that the captain had warned passengers that they might need to land in China or Mongolia because of this hooligan.”
His “offensive and threatening behaviour” had started just three hours into the seven-hour 45 minutes flight, according to witnesses.
The Russian airlines confirmed the incident had taken place. “On 15 January a deported passenger looking completely sober was put on 582 flight from Bangkok to Novosibirsk,” a
“Later a cabin crew member noticed him drinking alcohol and asked him to stop. Later on, passengers sitting next to him called for a cabin crew member.
“The man went on drinking, spoke loudly and disturbed his neighbours. He ignored cabin crew members as well as the captain’s order to stop breaking the rules.
“In order to guarantee flight safety cabin crew members asked the man to the rear kitchen area and tried to calm him down, when he started to offend and threaten other passengers and the crew.
“With the help of other passengers the man was restrained, however, went on to behave inadequately, trying to hit his head against the floor. During the flight, he was watched by a cabin crew member and a doctor. Right after landing he was handed over to police officers and fined for disorderly conduct.”