Drunk Passenger Tears Off His Shirt and Looks to Fight on Tokyo-Bound United Flight

by Anthony Losanno
Drunk UA Tokyo

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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.

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.

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.

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1 comment

Christian October 4, 2023 - 1:40 pm

I don’t understand why people rip their shirts apart when they want to fight. Too many Hulk movies?


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