The passenger responsible for the ruckus, Muhammad John Jaiz Boudewijn, is himself a pilot for Indonesian carrier Batik Air. The pilot of the flight was forced to make an emergency landing at the Kualanamu International Airport, Medan, as the ruckus continued.
In a shocking incident of unruly behavior by passengers, a flight had to make an emergency landing at Kualanamu International Airport after a drunk passenger got into a fight with the flight attendants.
The incident took place on a Turkish Airlines flight traveling from Istanbul to Jakarta on October 12. The incident arrived to light after a video was uploaded on Twitter showing the whole incident.
The video shows a man throwing punches at a flight attendant
While other passengers looked on, other flight attendants were seen rushing to de-escalate the chaos. One of the flight attendants was also seen kicking the passenger amid the ruckus. According to reports, the flight attendant had gone to calm the drunk 48-year-old Indonesian passenger identified as Muhammad Hohn Jaiz Boudewijn.
It was then that the traveler bit the attendant’s finger. Boudewijn is himself a pilot for Indonesian carrier Batik Air.
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Kualanamu International Airport
The man’s erratic behavior forced the plane– which was due to come to Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, on Tuesday at 5 pm local time – to turn approximately above Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to land at Kualanamu International Airport, Medan, Hurriyet Daily News reported said.
The man who was told to have caused the altercation was subdued and escorted off the flight. The Boeing 777 was then able to depart again, coming to its original destination at around 8 pm local time.
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