Lately a lot of bizarre and odd airplane journey instances have surfaced, from a woman who sat in her own urine for 7 hours to passenger allowing its toddler to use portable potty in the aisle. But the latest incident will be a shocker.
Recently a Norwind flight flying from Moscow to Phuket where the flight had an emergency landing in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Nordwind Airline flight was flying at an altitude of 33,000 feet when a drunk passenger tried to open the emergency door. Even the doctor who was called in to calm the passenger down failed to do so, then the cabin crew had to use a cellophane wrap to tie him down to the seat. If anything it proves the saying ‘Problems are nothing but wake-up calls for creativity’ by Gerhard Gschwandtner.
Good thing was that TV reporter Elena Demidova was aboard the same flight and recorded the incident. In the video she can be seen saying “Suddenly the sign ‘fasten your seat belts’ began to flash, minutes later the captain explained, a passenger in the rear of the plane was drunk and rowdy. A doctor tried to calm him. Then tougher measures were taken”.
Furthermore, she says ‘They tried to use plastic food wrap to tie him. 7 people were holding him, but nothing helped’.
In the end, the Nordwind Airline flight lands in Tashkent where the drunk passenger is handed over to the local police. The flight took off to Phuket and the passenger took a sigh of relief only to find out their problems have not ended yet.
Soon after taking off, two drunk men got into a fight and were separated by the crew with difficulty. To make the matter worse, a different passenger went to the lavatory in the airplane and then started smoking. Once the flight landed in Thailand, these 3 men, too, were handed over to the authorities.