From CNN:Enraged Briton Cracks B-747 Window during Flight
LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - A man on board a British Airways jet flying at 35,000 feet went beserk and punched a door window so hard that he smashed the inner protective layer, eyewitnesses and airline officials said on Saturday.
Passengers screamed in terror as the Briton, who appeared to have been drinking heavily, ran amok on Thursday's flight from London to Bangkok. After the man was eventually overpowered the pilot diverted the plane to Delhi where he was offloaded.
A BA spokesman said it was one of the worst cases of air rage the airline had ever seen. "We will not tolerate violent or abusive behaviour on our aircraft," he said, adding that the plane had not been in any danger. The airline sent two security officers to bring him back to London, where he was expected to arrive early on Sunday.
Witnesses said the man became abusive some seven hours into the 12-hour flight, harrassing the woman next to him and then ripping off her headphones and biting them in half.
He was moved to the back of the plane but became more violent, jumping up from his seat and punching one of the windows in the plane's rear door so hard he smashed the plastic inner protective layer and cut his hand badly.
Four members of the cabin crew and four passengers finally overpowered the man, put on handcuffs and tied him up with seat belts before leaving him on the cabin floor.
"He was a risk and was being abusive. The captain of the plane took the decision to divert to Delhi to have him taken off," the spokesman said.
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So what does everyone think? Who's fault was this-sure the guy himself was an idiot for getting drunk in the first place, but doesn't some of the blame lie with the crew?
Why did they continue to serve this passenger alcohol, when it was obvious he was getting intoxicated?
All cabin crews are undeniably proffessionals in their field, but they seem to lack common sense when it comes to serving alcoholic beverages. What do you guys think-any air crew out there that have opinions?