Published on : Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Police detained three fliers in southern China after they were caught on video slapping, verbally abusing and throwing food at ground staff angrily over a delayed flight, state media reported Tuesday.
Video footage of Monday’s incident at the Changsha airport has gone viral on the internet as the latest example of bad behaviour by Chinese airline passengers.
The three passengers were apparently upset after their flight to the southern resort city of Sanya was delayed. As female staff tried to placate the passengers, two men and a woman shouted, flung the contents of a lunch box and finally slapped one of the staffers in the face.
The three passengers were detained by police, according to state media. Such cases can lead to a type of non-criminal detention without trial for as long as two weeks.
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