A drunk passenger who had passed out was abruptly awoken after the flight crew believed he was in medical distress. In an attempt to resuscitate him the crew administered glucose via a needle which had the desired effect. He quickly became enraged before damaging portions of the cabin.
GOL Airlines flight 1556 was traveling from São Paulo (CGH) to Recife (REC) earlier this month when a male passenger apparently passed out as a result of alcohol consumption. According to some reports, the man was drunk and had passed out for about 30 minutes or so during the flight. Passengers reported that the man was foaming at the mouth.
The concerned flight crew, unable to wake the man before landing, asked passengers if there were any doctors on board and three stepped up. After an initial assessment, they determined the 34-year-old street vendor was suffering from an alcohol coma and decided to administer a glucose shot.
The man quickly awoke after being administered the shot and was shocked to find a needle in his side. He immediately became enraged, kicking and damaging the cabin including seats and trays.
According to The Daily Mail, the man was ultimately restrained by fellow passengers before being taken into custody upon landing in Recife. He faces between two to five years in prison if convicted. Video of the event has surfaced showing the violent encounter:
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