Airlines Reports Spate of Bizarre Passenger Incidents in December-January

180px-stewardess_circa_1949-50_american_overseas_flaghip_denmark_boeing_377_stratocruiserIf the recent video of the wailing and writhing Chinese woman in Hong Kong’s airport is not enough, this month’s report of Dispax World shows that other airlines have had to deal with a spate of other bizarre incidents in the last few weeks.

On January 24, 2009, Ryan James Chrchill, 29 allegedly boarded a flight in Hobart and quickly became disruptive when he was told that he had to wait to go to the bathroom until after the seatbelt sign was turned off. When he ordered a second beer with lunch, he was told that he would have to wait again while the attendant served others. He reportedly responded “Who are you, slut, not to serve me?” Whe the flight was diverted to Sidney, he allegedly assaulted the officers who came on board to get him.

On January 4, 2009, Sergey Kotsur took a Delta flight from Moscow to Atlanta and allegedly drank 1.5 liters of whisky. He started fighting with his wife and then allegedly proceeded to sexually assaulted a flight attendant and to bang his head repeatedly against the fuselage. The flight was also diverted. Remarkably, he was only fined ($10,000 to the state and ordered to pay $20,000 to Delta Airlines).

On December 26, 2008, a passenger on a Continental Air Express flight returned from a bathroom covered in his own feces. When a crewmember asked him to clean up, he assaulted her. For a full article, click here.

Finally, on December 3, 2008, soccer fans travelling on Ryan Air from Bratislava to Birmingham for UEFA Cup match between Zilina and Aston Villa turned an entire flight into a nightmare. One passenger was removed from the flight early after smacking a flight attendant on her backside. Other passengers stole the money from the drink trolley and one passenger sexually assaulted on of the flight attendants. When the police arrived, the Slovak fans mocked the arriving officers.