Video shows Unruly Passenger Punishing Flight Attendant in Head


An unruly passenger was captured on camera punching a flight attendant in the head. 

At 20 minutes into the flight from Cabo Santa Lucas, Mexico to Los Angeles, violence broke out. The passenger reportedly became enraged when he wasn’t allowed to use the bathroom in first class.

Video shows flight attendant asking “Are you threatening me?”The flight attendant was walking towards the front of the plane when the passenger lunged forward, throwing a devastating punch directly into his back.

Barrie Livingstone, a fellow passenger, recorded the outburst.

“It was horrible to see. The first thing you thought was the pain that this man was going through, but then realizing as he turned around, he could come for any one of us that were sitting there,”Livingstone stated.

Three passengers were among those who jumped in to subdue unruly man after the incident.

“I told the guy behind me, I said ‘Hey, we gotta go take care of this.’ So I took the restraints, went back there and we told him, ‘Hey, we’re putting these on you one way or another,’” passenger Donald Kevin Hoover said. 

Passengers and a flight attendant placed zip ties around the man’s wrists. A second flight attendant was standing by with duct tape just in case.

In recent months, reports of violence in the air have declined following last year’s surge. One example was when a female passenger punched Southwest Airlines flight attendant. She also broke her front teeth.

“It’s really crazy that something could happen at any moment, and I think people just need to be aware not to let your guard down,”Livingstone stated.

The passenger was taken into police custody after landing. He was charged with interfering and threatening a flight crew member.