Passengers Wrap Drunk Man In Cling Film After He Tries To Open Plane Door
Flying can be one of the most stressful parts of going on holiday, depending on several factors: turbulence, bad food and drunk passengers.
Unfortunately, for the people on a recent flight from Russia to Thailand, the latter transformed their journey into a terrifying ordeal, as passengers were forced to restrain a drunk man from opening the emergency door mid-flight.
How did they do this? By wrapping him up in cling film - apparently, it was the only way to stop him from killing everyone on board.
Elena Demidova, a TV reporter and passenger, said in a video filmed on the plane: "The first half of the flight was normal, but then I noticed strange activity among stewardesses.
"People in the cabin were whispering to each other that a doctor was called for somebody. Then on the intercom they asked if anybody had plastic food wrap.
"Suddenly the sign 'fasten your seat belts' began to flash. Why? Minutes later the captain explained a passenger in the rear of the plane was drunk and rowdy.
"A doctor tried to calm him. Then tougher measures were taken. They tried to use plastic food wrap to tie him. Seven people were holding him, but nothing helped."
According to reports, it took a total of seven cabin crew members and passengers to pin the intoxicated man down after he tried to open the door, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing in Uzbekistan.
When the plane touched base, the 'wild hooligan', who was also accused of abusing female staff members on the flight, was picked up by local police.
But did the trouble stop there? No, of course it didn't. After a lengthy four-hour diversion, when the plane took off again in the direction of Phuket, a fight between two more 'drunk' passengers broke out and someone else was caught smoking in a toilet.
In a separate video, Demidova said: "This man was smoking in the plane's toilet. The stewardesses are sorting it out right now."
Thankfully, this time it didn't cause an emergency landing, and one of those involved in the second incident was taken away from the plane by Thai police.
The reporter who, like the rest of her fellow passengers, was left baffled by the tumultuous flight later wrote on social media: "It is the first time when my flight is so rich in events.
"Thanks that all of us are alive."