Yet another in-flight disturbance occurred earlier this week when a 13-year-old boy became violent with his flight en route from Hawaii and attempted to kick out an airplane window. The boy was ultimately restrained by flight crew and duct-taped to his seat for the duration of the flight. See the incredible video here.
According to a local CBS News Los Angeles station, the American Airlines flight left Maui Tuesday on route to Los Angeles but was forced to divert to Honolulu after the boy got into an altercation with his mother.
Ultimately, the crew was forced to intervene where they resolved the situation by duct taping the young boy to his seat. Upon landing, the boy was arrested without further incident.
A statement released by American Airlines noted, “Customers were re-accommodated on other flights or provided hotel accommodations. Safety and security is our top priority and we apologize to our customers for any inconvenience this caused.”
In-flight disturbances have increased to inordinate levels and the FAA recently released information noting there have been over three thousand inflight incidents this year alone. Incidents range from physical altercations to serious mask violations or otherwise unruly passenger behavior.
When will it stop? It certainly looks like there is no end in sight for unruly behavior. Sad news indeed.