Sunday 22 October 2017

'I'll kill you!' - Man arrested after fistfight breaks out on flight to LA

The shocking video footage was captured by a passenger on board Photo: Commons Wikimedia
The shocking video footage was captured by a passenger on board Photo: Commons Wikimedia
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Shocking video footage captured by a passenger on board a flight bound for Los Angeles shows two men fistfighting and shouting abuse at each other.

Moments before the plane was due to take-off, a man wearing a red Hawaiian shirt springs up from his seat and starts throwing punches at a passenger behind him.

The incident happened on an All Nippon Airways (ANA) flight heading from Tokyo, Japan to Los Angeles, California.

Corey Hour was travelling on the airplane and used his phone to capture the outrageous moment.

"No one provoked him - he was cool up until a few minutes before he started hitting the guy," Hour told CNN.

"He started verbally abusing and intimidating people. Nothing triggered him, it just happened.

"ANA staff and passengers handled the situation with grace and respect. They did the best they could to diffuse the situation."

After leaving the plane, the unruly passenger allegedly choked a male ANA employee, Japan Today reports.

He can be heard in the video shouting "I'll kill you" at the man, and he as later arrested and charged with assault.

He was identified only as a 44-year-old American man.

"All Nippon Airways apologises to our passengers on Flight#6 to Los Angeles for the pre-flight incident."  an airline spokeswoman said in a statement.

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