Story By: John Feng, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report
Video Credit: AsiaWire
This is the moment an airline passenger attacks an airport staff member with his bag and reportedly cuts him with broken glass inside after being booted off a flight for being drunk.
The incident at Qingdao International Airport in East China’s Shandong Province was captured on CCTV on 10th July.
The passenger, whose identity has been withheld by the authorities, queued at his boarding gate and made it all the way to the front of the plane bound for Changsha, capital of Central China’s Hunan Province.
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But cabin crew said they noticed the traveller was “unable to walk straight” and “slurred his words”.
They then reportedly learned that the passenger had been drinking and was heavily intoxicated, with the flight captain reportedly refusing to allow the man to board the plane, citing civil aviation safety protocol.
The security footage shows a member of the airport ground staff having escorted the passenger back into the departure terminal.
As the employee pulls the man’s carry-on luggage for him, the drunk passenger points his finger at the ground crew and reportedly insults him.
The video then shows the traveller swinging his bag at the staff member, striking him in the chest.
As the injured employee bends over, the passenger hits him with the bag a second time, this time hitting the back of his head and cutting him with a shattered glass bottle inside.
The staff member, who runs away, was later pictured holding the back of his head, bleeding heavily.
He was taken to hospital for treatment of his head injury, while the passenger was arrested and punished with detention and a cash fine.
It was still unclear at the time of writing whether he would also be handed a flight ban.
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