- A young man began throwing money up into the air and yelled “I want to fly” repeatedly while trying to force his way inside the cockpit
- Flight attendants rushed in to subdue the unidentified man
- Plane’s pilot made an emergency landing and the man was then escorted out of aircraft by the airport police
HUBEI, China – A plane did an emergency landing after one of the passengers tried to force his way inside the pilot’s cockpit; yelling at other passengers that he wants to fly the plane.
Kara O’Neill mentioned in her article for Mirror Co UK that a disturbed young man reportedly began throwing money into the air and yelled “I want to fly” repeatedly while trying to force his way inside the cockpit.
The identified man boarded at China Southern Airlines flight CZ 8367 from Wuhan City, the capital of Central China’s Hubei Province, bound for Harbin, the capital of north-eastern Heilongjiang Province.
Just five minutes after takeoff, fellow passengers were left stunned after the man dashed down the aisle and charged towards the doors of the cockpit; attempting to enter the plane’s restricted area.
Flight attendants rushed in to subdue the unidentified man, and with the help of other passengers they managed to force the man back onto his seat.
Video footage of the incident was recorded by a fellow passenger showing the moment that a group of men were pinning the suspect down and tied his hands at his back then sitting him up again.
An article by AirLive said the commotion created by the man made the captain of the China Southern Airlines flight make an emergency landing, which happened 20 minutes after the incident, in the city of Zhengzhou, the capital of neighboring Henan Province.
The unidentified man was then escorted out of the aircraft by the police, and was detained and questioned regarding the incident.