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Passenger creates ruckus in mid-air flight, later blacklisted

The passenger resorted to punches and kicks on the seats and then laid down on the floor facing down.

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Islamabad: A passenger onboard on a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Peshawar-Dubai flight was blacklisted for creating ruckus in flight as he suddenly started punching seats and kicking the aircraft’s window, Pakistani local media reported.

The passenger started scuffling with the crew on the light and did unusual disturbing activities on PIA’s PK-283 flight, ARY News reported citing sources. It is reported that he was damaging the aircraft’s window by kicking it with force.

He later resorted to punches and kicks on the seats and then laid down on the floor, the report said, adding that the flight attendants tried to control him but he then attacked them as well.

In a few visuals, he can be seen laying down on the floor of the aeroplane facing his down. He was tied to his seat in accordance with aviation law, the sources said.

The passenger remained violent during the flight. Later, when the crew members stopped him to control the situation, the passenger also attacked him.

Following the uproar, the flight’s captain contacted Dubai’s air traffic controller and sought security.

The passenger was taken into custody by security officials after landing at the Dubai airport. The incident happened on September 14. The traveller was blacklisted by the airline.

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