Passenger restrained mid-air on flight after banging on cockpit door
The crew members and staff quickly pinned the man down to the ground where he was restrained until the flight landed
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: An unruly passenger was restrained by fellow crew members on a flight from Poland to John F Kennedy Airport after he kept banging on the cockpit door around 8 pm on Friday, November 18. The passenger, who has not been named, was flying from Warsaw on a LOT Polish Airlines flight when he walked to the cockpit door and tried to force himself in, according to officials.
According to the Port Authority, the man began shouting and became aggressive after he was denied entry inside the cockpit. With the situation escalated, the crew members and staff quickly pinned the man down to the ground where he was restrained until the flight landed, as per a witness to NBC New York. A flight attendant, in fact, received a blow during the incident. Their condition remains to be unknown.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the flight landed at the airport "without incident" at JFK airport at 8.30 pm. The Port Authority met the place at Gate 9 in Terminal 7 where the suspect was taken into custody, as reported by Mirror.
The suspect, who claimed he had not been drinking, was then taken to a hospital with concerns related to his outrageous behavior. It is not clear whether the man will face any charges as the FBI investigated the mid-air ordeal.
Earlier this week, a similar case was brought to light where a flight attendant was admitted to a hospital following a brawl with an angry passenger during a flight to San Fransisco from Chicago on Sunday, November 13, as per the report. It happened as the plane was making its descent when a woman, who stood up carrying her child, refused to sit down despite multiple tries from flight attendants.
Incidentally, a second aircrew rushed down the aisle to try to break the dispute. However, this is when the angry woman pushed the flight attendant and shouted, "I will kill you," according to an eyewitness. Chicago police department arrested the woman when United Flight 476 landed. According to the authorities, an FBI investigation is underway. The whole incident was recorded by other crew members which garnered a lot of attention on Twitter.