The FBI is looking into a bizarre and frightening incident aboard a commercial jet heading from Houston to Omaha last Friday involving an unstable passenger. It began with a middle-aged man leaving the plane's lavatory covered in his own feces.
Passenger quote: "I hear all of this ruckus and this yelling...and the poor flight attendant is on his back and the guy is like punching him...There were two male passengers behind me that got up and kind of got the guy off of him. The poor steward, he's got a black eye, his eye's swelling. I felt so sorry for him."
The injured attendant, with help from the passengers, got the unruly passenger buckled in and calmed down for landing at Eppley Airfield.
There's a video within the story as well.
[Edited 2008-12-31 12:37:27]
It's an entirely different kind of flying; all together.
Type-Rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 8706 times:
I was on a DL L-1011 flight (IAH-ORD) once where a passenger did this to one of the lavs. I mean they spread the crap all over the walls and ceiling. I found out about is as I went back to the rear lavs and one of the F/A's told me that they were out of service for the time being. The rest of the F/A's were back there looking at it and groaning, so I got to see it too. Since there wasn't any line for the lavs (very light flight) they didn't know who did it. But they had a OUT OF SERVICE sign on the door and locked it up.
I still think it's sick, very sick.
And to cover themselves in poo... Man, that must have been a sight straight from hell!
ItalianFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1222 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 6703 times:
Quoting DTWAGENT (Reply 16): Does anyone know how the F/A is doing. Is back to work or on Medical Leave for a week?
Hopefully he is in touch with the EAP and getting a full medical work up!! man i feel for the guy (and the pax, of course).
As far as the FAM's are concerned, even if they were onboard they would not do anything as the flight deck was not in danger of attack or breach. For the past 6 years at recurrent, they keep beating into our heads that unruly or insane behavior could be a diversion and do NOT use the FAMs (if present) as a resource.