Have-A-Go-Hero Punches Annoying Drunk On Plane

CENPublished: March 28, 2018
Published: March 28, 2018

A drunk man on a plane annoyed his fellow passengers so much that one of them ended up punching him in the face.

The incident was caught on camera by an eyewitness with a smartphone on a flight from the city of Yekaterinburg in western Russia’s Sverdlovsk Oblast region to the resort city of Antalya in southern Turkey.

The attacked passenger, whose name has not been released, had drunk far too much during the flight, according to his fellow fliers.

They said he acted inappropriately towards women, was abusive to children and was swearing at the top of his voice, even threatening to blow up the plane.

One passenger named only as Valentina said: "It all started 20 minutes before landing, when you're not allowed to leave your seat.

"People were forced to get up and run around the plane to get away from him."

One man finally decided he had had enough and walked over to give the passenger a piece of his mind.

When the drunk man, seated at the time, turned around to tell the man to mind his own business, the sober passenger punched him hard in the face.

Cabin staff intervened at this point but clearly recognised where the problem lay as the unnamed attacker was allowed to return to his seat unchallenged.

But male cabin crew kept a close eye on the drunk passenger for the rest of the flight and handed him over to police on arrival in Turkey.

The man was arrested at Antalya airport but later released. The police investigation continues and he could still face charges.

The man who punched him was not thought to be facing any legal action.

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