Airline passengers showed little patience to restrain man with tape and seatbelts

July 24, 2015 12:19 am

An unruly passenger appears to have taken air rage to new heights, if these photos are anything to go by.

incident on board Siberia Flight 546 from Hong Kong to
Vladivostok on Monday ended with him restrained in the aisle using a
combination of seatbelts and tape. Fellow fliers showed little patience with an allegedly drunk and unruly man on a flight to Vladivostok.

The man was allegedly drunk and abusive to other passengers, according to Vostok Media, prompting several others on board to take fairly forceful action.
As a YouTube video of the incident shows, he was shoved to
the floor by a fellow flier before a handful of others appeared to kick
and punch him. The video has been viewed more than 445,000 times since
it was uploaded on July 20.
The man was detained by local police upon arrival in Vladivostock, the report adds.
Civil Aviation Authority recently warned that air rage was a growing
problem, with the number of incidents on British airlines rising from
114 last year – up from 85 in 2013 and 47 in 2012. It called on airport
bars and duty free shops to limit the sale of alcohol in a bid to tackle
the issue.

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