Drunk man wrapped in cling film by passengers as he tries to open plane door

Terrified crew and tourists had to tackle a "drunk" passenger who tried to open the door of a plane – by wrapping him up in cling film.

It took seven people to pin the Russian man down and restrain him before the plane made an emergency landing in Uzbekistan.

The "wild hooligan" was also accused of abusing female flight attendants on a Thailand-bound plane.

He was handed over to police after the aircraft landed.

Incredibly there were two further separate security incidents on the flight-from-hell once it took off again for Phuket.

A blazing row between two “drunk” passengers on the no-alcohol flight led to them being forcibly separated.


Then a man insisted on flouting the law and smoking in the toilet, leading to him being handed over to Thai police when the Nordwind Airline Boeing 777 reached Phuket.

Trouble started several hours after takeoff from Moscow when terrified passengers watched in horror as an intoxicated man in his 30s tried to open an emergency door at 33,000 ft.

Elena Demidova, a TV reporter on the tourist flight, said in a video filmed on board: “The first half of the flight was normal, but then I noticed strange activity among stewardesses.

“People in the cabin were whispering to each other that a doctor was called for somebody.

“Then on the intercom they asked if anybody had plastic food wrap.”

This was found and used to subdue the unnamed passenger.

The reporter said: “Suddenly the sign ‘fasten your seat belts’ began to flash. Why? Minutes later the captain explained a passenger in the rear of the plane was drunk and rowdy.

“A doctor tried to calm him. Then tougher measures were taken.

“They tried to use plastic food wrap to tie him.

“Seven people were holding him, but nothing helped.”


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