On the long list of bizarre in flight behavior on Chinese flights, already including defecating on the cabin floor and snatching life jackets, we can now add attempting to break into the cockpit.
Five minutes after China Southern Airlines flight CZ8367 took off from Wuhan headed to Harbin, a seemingly possessed man began yelling, “Who wants to catch me? I want to fly into the sky. I opened an eye in the sky,” Sina reports. The man also scattered money to the floor as he chanted. Flight attendants and nearby passengers attempted to comfort the man, but were not successful.
Not long after, the man rushed towards the cockpit and tried to break in. He was quickly restrained by the cabin crew and fellow passengers, who literally tied him to his seat. 20 minutes later, the plane made an emergency landing at an airport in Zhengzhou and the man was taken away.
Further investigation has revealed that the man has a history of mental illness. He has been picked up by his family.
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