Flight attendant breaks wine bottle over unruly passenger's head

Flight attendant breaks wine bottle over unruly passenger's head

The New York Times reported Saturday that 23-year-old Hudek, who was seated in first class, made his way to the lavatory before the incident. Roughly an hour into the flight, he went to the restroom, came out and asked the attendant a question and stepped back in. When he exited again, he reportedly "lunged toward the forward right exit door of the aircraft, grabbed the handle and attempted to open it". During the altercation, Hudek punched a flight attendant twice in the face and hit another assisting passenger with a bottle of wine.

A flight attendant resorted to breaking a wine bottle over an unruly passenger's head in a bid to stop him causing chaos.

A Delta Airlines flight attendant on Thursday night smashed a wine bottle over the head of a male passenger who lunged for an exit door and assaulted a flight attendant and fellow passenger during a Beijing-bound flight from Seattle, according to a criminal complaint filed Friday by prosecutors in Washington State.

Hudek's mother Linda Hudek, is a customer service representative and reservation agent at Delta, according to her Facebook profile. One flight attendant told investigators that Hudek "did not seem impacted by the breaking of a full liter red wine bottle over his head, and instead shouted, 'Do you know who I am?'" The passengers on Delta Airlines Flight 129 were witness to a similarly stressful situation recently, but this time the whole thing is even more incomprehensible.

Lt. Commander Joe Nawrocki, a NORAD spokesman, clarified jets were ready on the runway but never took off. Air traffic control recordings from LiveATC.net indicated F-15s at Portland International Airport were preparing to meet the Delta flight but never departed. The passenger was restrained onboard and was removed from the flight by law enforcement without further incident when the aircraft arrived back in Seattle.

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A Delta spokeswoman said the flight was not met by a Department of Defense air escort as it returned to Seattle.

The flight attendant and one other person were injured and taken to a hospital. The Times reported that Delta Air Lines' chief operating officer, Gil West, commended the crew "for their fast action in keeping our customers and each other safe in a potentially unsafe situation".

Aircraft cabin doors can not be opened at high altitudes because of the differing pressures inside and outside the jet's cabin, and the Delta plane was cruising at high altitude, at 32,000 feet, when the incident happened.

He was arrested on the tarmac on Thursday and has appeared in court charged with interfering with a flight crew, which carries a possible sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a £195,000 fine. He will reportedly remain in police custody until his July 13 detention hearing. He was flying from Seattle to Beijing on a dependent first-class ticket to see a friend when he attempted to open the emergency door mid-flight. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has halted all flights from the U.S.to Tel Aviv, Israel following a rocket attack near Ben Gurion International Airport.

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