A Turkish Airlines 777-300ER bound for Jakarta was forced to divert after a passenger violently attacked flight attendants.
Violent Passenger, Allegedly Under Influence Of Alcohol, Attacks Flight Attendants, Forcing Turkish Airlines 777-300ER To Divert
The incident occurred on TK56, operating from Istanbul (IST) to Jakarta (CGK) on October 11, 2022. Video of the incident has been shared on Twitter, in which flight attendants can be seen attempting to subdue a man. A Twitter caption identifies the passenger as 48-year-old Muhammad John Jaiz Boudewijn and claims that he was drunk, which prompted the attack.
Pesawat yang seharusnya mendarat di Bandara Soekarno Hatta pukul 18.05 WIB itu mengalami keterlambatan karena seorang penumpang yang merupakan WNI bernama Muhammad John Jaiz Boudewijn (48) mabuk dan menyerang kru pesawat.
video: @kabarpenumpang pic.twitter.com/7NP1N0CYRt
— Catch Me Up! (@catchmeupid) October 12, 2022
The black thing one of the flight attendants is holding appears to be plastic handcuffs known as flex cuffs. Another passenger explained that the man threw a bottle of water at flight attendants, which perhaps occurred after being cut off from more alcohol?
After the incident, the flight diverted to Medan (KNO), the capital of Indonesia’s North Sumatra province. After landing at 5:35 pm, the passenger was removed. In fact, it seems as if the passenger was literally thrown off, because the flight departed again at 5:51 pm according to flight tracking data, just 16 minutes later. The 777 continued to Jakarta where it landed at 7:54 pm, roughly two hours, 20 minutes behind schedule. KNO-CGK is an 854-mile flight.
Alcohol-fueled incidents of violence may be common on U.S. airlines, but we don’t hear about them often on Turkish Airlines, where the alcohol flows freely. Here, video evidence clear shows a very disturbed passenger. He now faces an extended jail sentence as well and I suspect he is less likely to get a gentle slap on the wrist in the Republic of Indonesia.
Too bad this did not happen over Turkish airspace:
(H/T: Paddle Your Own Kanoo)
It’s a pity the plane hadn’t landed in Malaysia or Singapore, penalties there are much more severe than in Indonesia not that I think a prison sentence in Indonesia will be pleasant.
Is air violence really more common in the US than the rest of the world, or are you just making that up? I’m not a million miler like some of the guys here but I’ve never seen blatant violence (though I’ve seen drunks), or maybe it’s because I avoid Spirit, Frontier, and AA to Florida.
I don’t know anymore about this, but adding the movie skit about Airplane! Is genius just absolute genius, I love it!! my favorite airline comedy of all times!! Hahaha ROTFL!
I still don’t understand why the need to serve alcohol on flights. If you can’t be without alcohol for a couple hours you have a much bigger problem.
100% correct. Airlines would profit by offering “ Dry Flights”. Saudia is Dry all the time.
Ditto Egyptair and Royal Brunei.
I don’t think it’s about “need”. Alcohol isn’t being served on flights to prevent alcoholics from going into with withdrawal. Flights were dry for months during the pandemic and there are a number of airlines that are dry airlines.
Alcohol isn’t being served poolside at hotels, or in dance clubs, or at disney world to stave off withdrawal either– the reality is that a great many people like alcohol to be available at enjoyable experiences, and airlines want the experience to be enjoyable, hence the alcohol is available.
We all know some people do stupid things because of this, and a temperance movement mindset leads folks to think that the answer is not serving on flights. Obviously it would have to not be served in the airport too. I wouldn’t mind rapid drug testing at the airport front door, but some people think that’s a bit too far.
I have fun showing Airplane! to millennials who have never heard of it or watched it. The shock on their face is priceless. Can you imagine if it ran in theaters today? One of the greatest movies ever made.
Another movie that shocks millennials is “Blazing Saddles”. A Mel Brooks masterpiece.
Yes, Airplane! is a classic. Seeing that clip above made me laugh (again), it and probably 20 other scenes from the movie always crack me up.
The world is slowly losing its grip. I don’t know what has to happen to fix it but it’s everywhere from shops to airports to highways. People can’t control themselves and are self medicating to attempt to do so and are only making to worse.
It is not related to alcohol but more to the pet that licking him during flight