Bizarre moment drunk passenger destroyed airplane seats in Brazil after doctor injected him with glucose because crew members could not wake him when aircraft landed
- A 34-year-old street vendor was arrested by authorities aboard a GOL Airlines airplane at Recife/Guararapes International Airport on Sunday
- The man lost his temper when he thought he had been injected with a needle by one of the three doctors who aided flight attendants after he passed out
- The passenger, police said, was drunk and had been passed out for 30 minutes as the plane descended before landing at the airport
- Doctors diagnosed him with an ‘alcoholic coma’ and decided to inject him with glucose after the flight attendants provided a kit
- The man became upset when he saw the needle and destroyed the tray table of a seat
- He was charged with damage, exposing an airplane to danger and preventing or hindering air navigation
This is the bizarre moment a drunk passenger destroyed a seat on an GOL Airlines airplane after he accused the crew members of sticking a needle in him after landing in Brazil.
Video footage recorded by another passenger showed how the man repeatedly kicked the back of the seat with his bare feet.
Police said the individual, a 34-year-old street vendor, allegedly had passed out for about 30 minutes as GOL Airlines flight 1556 descended before touching down at Recife/Guararapes International Airport on Sunday.
Brazilian police arrested a passenger (pictured) on a São Paulo to Recife flight on Sunday after the man destroyed a seat tray table moments after he had became upset and accuse the crew members of sticking a needle in him
A Federal Police agent confronts a unruly passenger aboard a GOL Airlines flight at Recife/Guararapes International Airport on Sunday
A passenger destroys a GOL Airlines seat tray table after he became upset with flight attendants and accused them of trying to inject him with glucose, which doctors aboard the plane wanted to administer on him after he had passed out from drinking alcohol
According to a transcript of WhatsApp messages sent by one of the customers on the flight that was obtained by aviation Twitter account, Aeroporto da Depressão, the man was feeling fine when he boarded the airplane in São Paulo.
‘The he started feeling sick, passed out and (was) foaming at the mouth,’ the passenger wrote.
The flight attendants asked if any of the passengers were doctors before three of them stepped forward.
‘The doctors diagnosed (him) then (with) an alleged alcoholic coma and they decides to administer glucose,’ the passenger said. ‘They opened the kit, when they went to start, he woke up high. That’s why he screamed that they had stuck a needle in him.’
The middle seat tray table on a GOL Airlines aircraft was destroyed by a passenger who woke up after being passed out and accused the crew members of sticking a needle in him
Frontal view of the seats where the passenger caused a scene shows remnants of the tray table
Various debris from the broken tray table and damaged seat bealts destroyed by the allegedly drunk passenger
The cellphone video showed the irate man kicking the tray table apart as flight attendants and other customers looked on.
GOL Airlines did not comment when asked by DailyMail.com why the flight attendants provided the glucose kit to the doctors.
‘All actions and procedures adopted by the company were taken with a focus on the safety of stewards and customers,” GOL Airlines said in statement.
Brazilian authorities said the 34-year-old street vendor had passed out and was drunk while GOL Airlines flight was headed from São Paulo to Recife on Sunday night. Another passenger revealed the flight attendants sought the help of doctors on the airplane who decided to inject the man with glucose after diagnosing him with an ‘alcoholic coma’
One passenger on the airplane near the allegedly intoxicated man is seen filming the ordeal
A separate video shows a federal police attempting to defuse the situation before two passengers helped cops restrain the man.
‘The pilot of the aircraft made radio contact with the airline, requesting support after landing from the Federal Police for the compulsory disembarkation of the passenger and legal procedures,’ the police said in a statement obtained by Brazilian news outlet G1.
The man was taken a Federal Police headquarters in Recife where he was charged with damage, exposing an airplane to danger and preventing or hindering air navigation.
He was released from police custody and could face between two to five years if he is convicted.
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