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Passengers Help Subdue Threatening Man on Flight

He threatened to kill everyone on Alaska Airlines jet, says airline

(Newser) - An Alaska Airlines flight had to make a quick return to the airport after a passenger began threatening to kill everyone aboard, reports KOMO News . The unruly passenger was eventually subdued by crew members as well as three fellow passengers—one of whom was an off-duty Chicago cop. The incident... More »

NFL Player: I Was Sexually Assaulted on a United Flight

2 men say attendants ignored their complaints

(Newser) - An NFL player and a second man say they were sexually harassed and assaulted during a late-night flight—and United Airlines flight attendants failed to take their complaints seriously. In a lawsuit filed Monday, the player, identified only as John Doe 1, says he was on a flight from Los... More »

Cops: Guy Attacked Flight Attendant, Tried to Storm Cockpit

'If he did actually get into that cockpit, Lord knows what would have happened'

(Newser) - Passengers on a flight into New Jersey from DC had a scare as the United Express plane started to land in Newark on Thursday evening, reports NBC New York . Passenger Mike Egbert says that Matthew Dingley got up and went into a "full sprint" toward the cockpit, ramming into... More »

Unruly Passenger Lit Joint, Yelled 'You're All Screwed!'

Flight had to make emergency landing in Denver

(Newser) - In yet another example of drugs and flying not mixing, a man who told other passengers he had taken cocaine was removed from an American Airlines flight after it made an emergency landing in Denver. Passenger Jim Dickey tells CNN that the man started acting up on the Phoenix to... More »

Passengers Subdue Screaming Man on Plane

Passengers shouted in fear and children were crying

(Newser) - Passengers on a Turkish Airlines jetliner flying to Sudan had to subdue a man who started screaming a few minutes after takeoff and began smashing at an oxygen mask box and then a cabin window, before pushing flight attendants aside and rushing toward the cockpit, the AP reports. Associated Press... More »

Man's Airport Relapse Leads to $16K Fuel Bill

Judge acknowledges 'some sympathy' for David Stephen Young

(Newser) - "One has to feel some sympathy for the accused," a Canadian judge said Tuesday before ordering an unruly WestJet passenger to pay $16,000 in wasted fuel costs as a result of a rerouted flight. David Stephen Young of Britain had been sober for 18 months when the... More »

Police Investigating Man's Racist Outburst on Flight

Ryanair accused of failing to act

(Newser) - Discount airline Ryanair is facing a backlash over its handling of a man who engaged in what a fellow passenger describes as a "disgusting" outburst of "racial slurs and foul language." Passenger video from the flight shows the man insulting, threatening, and racially abusing a 77-year-old black... More »

He Wanted to Charge His Phone. In the Plane's Cockpit

The man on the IndiGo flight was 'offloaded'

(Newser) - It's a story that forces Business Standard to state the obvious: "Passengers are prohibited from entering the cockpit of a commercial flight." But what's obvious to most apparently wasn't to one man "offloaded" from a plane in India on Monday after police and airline... More »

Man Gets 12 Years for Malaysia Airlines Hoax Bomb

He forced flight to return to Australia

(Newser) - An Australian judge sentenced a man to 12 years in prison Thursday for threatening to detonate a fake bomb on a Malaysia Airlines flight , terrifying more than 200 passengers and crew. Manodh Marks, 26, forced the plane to turn back soon after takeoff when he screamed that he had a... More »

Unruly Passenger Tased 10 Times Before Takeoff

Cops say he groped female passenger

(Newser) - An unruly passenger on a flight from Miami to Chicago never made it off the ground before he was Tased 10 times and removed from the plane, police say. According to a police report, 28-year-old Jacob Garcia was initially moved to a different seat on the American Airlines flight after... More »

They Were in the Air. Then Came the Screams of 'I Am God'

Fellow passengers restrain woman who tried to open cabin door on United flight

(Newser) - A passenger who apparently believed she was some kind of deity was restrained by fellow fliers after trying to open an airplane cabin door during a flight from San Francisco to Boise, Idaho, on Monday. In video of the incident on United Express Flight 5449, the woman can be heard... More »

Alaska Flight Called Off on Account of Nudity

Flight has to return to Anchorage after man locked himself in bathroom, stripped down

(Newser) - An Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle was forced to return to Anchorage early Wednesday after a passenger locked himself in the bathroom, took off all his clothes, and refused to follow crew instructions. Kate Danyluk, a passenger on the flight, told the AP she knew something was wrong because the... More »

First-Class Passenger Assaults Flight Attendant

Incident happened 45 minutes into flight

(Newser) - A Delta Air Lines flight bound for Beijing returned to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Thursday night after a passenger assaulted a flight attendant, officials say. Sea-Tac Airport spokesman Perry Cooper says the incident happened on Delta flight 129, KOMO reports. Cooper says a man in first class assaulted a flight attendant... More »

Flight Stops in Iceland, Leaves Unruly Passenger There

Woman was deemed a danger to the plane

(Newser) - A Lufthansa flight from Los Angeles to Munich had to make an unscheduled stop in Iceland after a passenger became so unruly that the crew decided she was a danger to the plane, the AP reports. Lufthansa told the dpa news agency Saturday that after the woman had been taken... More »

Disruptive Couple Forces Plane Back to Airport: Delta

Apparently it was over bathroom issue on flight from Minneapolis to LA

(Newser) - If the pilot of your plane tells you over the intercom he's going to turn the plane around if you don't sit down, it's probably best to take a seat. But per the Star Tribune , a woman flying on Delta from Minneapolis to Los Angeles on Wednesday... More »

'Known Prankster,' Delta Battle Over Truth of Plane-Removal Story

Airline denies his claim that it was over him speaking Arabic

(Newser) - A YouTube star with a history of provocative stunts on planes says this time, the incident was real. Adam Saleh says Delta Air Lines removed him and fellow YouTube star Slim Albaher from a New York-bound plane in London Wednesday for speaking Arabic, Al Jazeera reports. In a video retweeted... More »

'80s Ballad Singer Takes Down Unruly Korean Air Passenger

Richard Marx was right there waiting

(Newser) - Richard Marx is best known for soft '80s ballads like "Right Here Waiting," but he wasn't so mellow when an unruly passenger began attacking flight attendants on his flight from Vietnam to South Korea Tuesday. Marx's wife, former MTV VJ Daisy Fuentes, shared photos to... More »

Emergency Landing After Guy Tries to Open Door Mid-Flight

Alaska Airlines flight was diverted to Minnesota

(Newser) - A plane en route from New York to Seattle had to make an emergency landing Monday so that an unruly passenger could be arrested, KOMO reports. Alaska Airlines Flight 7 was diverted to Minneapolis-St. Paul after a man in his 20s started acting strangely, other passengers tell KIRO . One passenger... More »

Pilot Diverts Plane Thanks to Unruly Bachelor Party

The groom was among six men escorted off the plane

(Newser) - A handful of Brits from Southampton may be in for more than a hangover after the Ryanair flight they were on from London to Slovakia's capital was diverted to Berlin Friday night. According to the crew, half the members of a bachelor party "misbehaved so badly" that passenger... More »

Passenger Chucks Boiling Water on Flight Attendant

Chinese couple put on travel blacklist after flight forced back

(Newser) - An AirAsia flight from Bangkok to Nanjing was forced to turn around after an irate passenger deliberately threw boiling water on a flight attendant, the airline says. According to the airline, a Chinese couple who were traveling with a tour group became furious when they were seated apart, and instead... More »

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