It's been a tough year for people on airplanes. Now there are even more airplane fisticuffs. Two men were board a flight for Los Angeles, CA, flying Nippon Airlines. The violent encounter was caught on film.
Per Fox News:
Two passengers aboard a Los Angeles-bound flight in Narita, Japan were filmed in a violent pre-flight altercation Monday night.
Corey Hour, of Arizona, had already boarded All Nippon Airways Flight 6 when he alleges two passengers began shouting and ultimate came to exchange blows.
“So, 10 minutes before take off a passenger starts a huge fight in his row,” Hour posted on Twitter.
“He allegedly was contracted by the government to carry out a hit in Las Vegas,” Hour tweeted, replying to someone asking if the American man in the video had started the incident. “Then he went rogue and started fighting civilians.”
In footage of the fight posted on social media, airline staff and other passengers are seen trying to break up the two men.
“Somebody get this guy off the plane,” somebody can be heard shouting.
According to Japan Today, the airline believes the American seen in the video was intoxicated and he was asked to leave the plane. He initially resisted and hit a female passenger. After being deplaned, the 44-year-old man allegedly tried to choke an ANA employee. He was arrested in Japan and has since been charged with assault.
Watch the video.
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Corey Hour was eager to cash in on his Internet fame and took to Twitter immediately. Plus the world needs to know when someone won't "1v1" you.
So, 10 minutes before take off a passenger starts a huge fight in his row. I get in between him and flight attendants, but he won't 1v1 me.
— Corey Hour (@CoreyHour) May 1, 2017
This is an insane story to say the least. So this guy was on his way to carry out a hit in Vegas, but on the way there he goes rogue and starts fighting civilians. Surely that was a stressful experience for everyone on the flight.
As if 9/11 didn't put enough restrictions on flights, now violent incidents are happening left and right on flights. Is this one of those situations where now that the media is playing closer to attention to something so it seems like it is happening more frequently? That's very likely, but the way the media controls what the masses see, it's hard to determine.