Fresno, California 2021-09-25 12:52:42 –
With just over an hour left on the flight from Boston to San Juan, Puerto Rico, the man tried to make a call and was “angry at the call failure,” the flight attendant told the FBI. Thirty minutes later, he hurried into the cockpit and shouted to be shot in Spanish and Arabic.
Flight attendants were able to “enclose” the man back into the passenger seat area until the pilot decided to open the flight deck door.
In the case, first report By The Daily Beast Uncontrollable passengers According to the affidavit, he grabbed the collar, tie it with one hand, and put the other hand in the overhead compartment in an attempt to gain leverage before kicking his chest.
He was allegedly attacking the crew, so the pilot shouted again to shoot him.
“While he was screaming, he was still holding a JetBlue flight attendant in their tie,” the affidavit said. “This tightened the tie and eventually made the JetBlue flight attendants unable to breathe.”
Eventually, 6 or 7 crew members were able to use the flex cuff to gain male control. However, the man got out of the first pair of flex cuffs and the crew had to restrain him in the seat using four seatbelt extenders, a new pair of flex cuffs, and a uniform tie.
The plane landed safely on San Juan, where the man was detained. He is currently facing a felony charge of interfering with the crew.
More than 4,300 unruly passenger cases this year alone Reported To the Federal Aviation Administration.
JetBlue did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.
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