Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.


Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence


Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
Powered by cricketnext logo
News18 » Buzz
1-min read

Drunk Man Tries to Open Flight Door Mid-Air, Passengers Tie Him With Plastic Food Wrap

Not one but three unusual incidents took place on Phuket-bound flight leaving on-board passengers baffled.

Trending Desk

Updated:October 21, 2019, 3:57 PM IST
facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp
Drunk Man Tries to Open Flight Door Mid-Air, Passengers Tie Him With Plastic Food Wrap
Screenshot from video uploaded by Infortainmint / YouTube.

Passengers are asked not to smoke inside the airplane and they also should avoid consuming alcohol before boarding.

But there are some who believe in breaking rules, and a somewhat similar incident happened in a flight, which was en-route Phuket. Not one but three unusual incidents happened in the flight leaving passengers on-board baffled.

According to Metro UK, the first incident took place when the flight was 33,000 feet above the ground and a drunk passenger tried to open a door of the aeroplane.

The cabin crew had a tough time trying to control the passenger and prevent him from actually opening the door. Passengers and crew joined hands to control the drunk man and later wrapped him in cling - a plastic food wrap.

According to the report, the captain of the flight had turned on the "seat belts" sign and explained that a "rowdy" passenger at the rear of the flight was drunk and was attempting to open the door of the flight.

The in-flight doctor was called in, who tried to pacify the drunk man. But, after all the attempts failed to bring the drunk man under control, the flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Uzbekistan and the man got arrested, the Metro UK reported.

It was not a peaceful flight to Phuket. When the flight, which was a no-alcohol flight, resumed its journey, after a delay, two more drunken passengers got into a tussle and cabin crew had a tough time bring normalcy in the flight.

Even then, it wasn't a smooth journey as the flight witnessed a third odd incident, when a passenger was caught smoking in the aircraft’s toilet. He was later arrested by Thai police when the Nordwind Airline finally arrived at its destination after a delay of several hours.

A TV reporter, Elena Demidova was on board and recorded the entire incident.

According to a report by The Mirror, the TV reporter took to social media and wrote, “It is the first time when my flight is so rich in events. Thanks that all of us are alive."

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results