A Chinese passenger reportedly attacked, insulted and threatened a male flight attendant last week on China Southern Airlines flight CZ327 traveling from Guangzhou to Los Angeles.
The A380 airbus departed on Saturday night from the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, carrying a total of 411 passengers, Yahoo News Hong Kong reports. The light in the aircraft dimmed as passengers began to drift off.
At around 2:40 a.m., however, they were woken up by shouting from a Chinese passenger, who was reportedly scolding a male flight attendant. He claimed that someone had taken his seat.
Despite intervention from other cabin crew and nearby passengers, the man become more irate. He started swearing and even threatened crew by telling them that he knew which hotel they would be staying in, at one point yelling: “Los Angeles has a lot of cars. You’d better watch out for an accident.”
The head of the cabin told the flight attendant to retreat to the lower deck, and the passenger chased after him before hitting him. He then kicked the staircase separator out of fury.
The passenger was handcuffed and escorted from the plane as soon as it landed in LA. The case has been transferred to the FBI for further investigation.
By Joyce Ng
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