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A passenger on United Airlines flight UA837 from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT) got a little rowdy on Monday, October 2nd. The man, allegedly intoxicated, jumped from his seat, tore his shirt off, and looked to fight for no apparent reason other than being inebriated.
First time flying united airlines going to Tokyo and 1.5 hours in the flight, guy goes full psycho on the plane. I have a return flight and I’m not sure if I want to fly back, feeling iffy about my flight @united I might see him again on my return .Terrible experience on my first pic.twitter.com/eorLsEaXNn
— Fin (@BenYu604) October 2, 2023
Ninety minutes into the flight, the man stood up and started shouting. Other passengers surrounded him to make sure he did not become violent. Two pilots came from the flight deck and diffused the situation with one ordering him to remain seated for the rest of the flight and the other going as far as to sit next to him to make sure that there was no further incident.
He was later arrested and probably on the no fly zone. 5 Japanese personals came in and took him. Well done by the captain who handled it well in UA837 from San Francisco to Tokyo , arrival Oct 2, 2023. Stood by the washrooms to watch him not leave his seat all flight. @united pic.twitter.com/Hq0iEguo8z
— Fin (@BenYu604) October 3, 2023
Law enforcement met the plane upon landing and arrested the man. The pilots should be commended for their handling of this tense situation. This was much better than a diversion or needing to return to San Francisco.
Anthony’s Take: I will never understand why people get so drunk on planes. It never ends well. United’s pilots did a good job and should be commended for getting the flight there safely and without further incident from this passenger.
(Featured Image Credit: @BenYu604 via Twitter/X.)
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