A drunk passenger was duct-taped to a seat after reportedly attempting to storm the cockpit mid-flight.
The man in his 50s, allegedly became aggressive with the flight attendants when he demanded ‘to have a word’ with the captain on the S7 airline flight.
The incident occurred on a flight from Mineralnye Vody to Novosibirsk in Russia, the Mirror reported on Tuesday. The passenger had previously been acting aggressive towards flight attendants, and was reportedly quite drunk.
When the rowdy passenger attempted to storm the cockpit, other passengers jumped into action and subdued the man, using tape to secure him to an empty seat in business class. One passenger said the man acted like a “wild bear” during the incident.
When the Airbus 320 landed in Novosibirsk, police boarded the airliner and arrested the man for violating public order.
He was locked up in a cell pending investigation.
A criminal probe into his actions in the air was launched and the offender now faces up to five years in prison.
Police say the man was heavily intoxicated before boarding the flight.
The Mirror reported that footage captured at the police station shows the intoxicated man being held in a jail cell, where he begs the officers to release him. When the officers questioned his behavior, he claimed not to remember anything.
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