A passenger choked a flight attendant on board an Air Canada flight from Vancouver to Brisbane.
The flight was supposed to take off at 7:40 a.m. on Friday, but was forced to divert to Honolulu after the crash.
Vivid video of the incident captured the end of the standoff as Hawaii police officers boarded the plane to remove the passenger.
This was said by an Australian woman whose partner was on the flight Gold Coast Bulletin she texted him as the bizarre scene unfolded, in which a man allegedly groped women before being handcuffed and zipped to a seat.
“After that, the guy was running up and down, petting the women, lifting their skirts,” said Jacques Biddle, who was on the flight.
“Some older dudes pinned her down and the male flight attendants put cuffs on her legs and tied them around her legs. Then they took a bunch of belts and laid her on her side and strapped her to the last row seat themselves. “.
In footage taken by another passenger, the man can be heard shouting off-camera.
“I’ve been physically abused, I can barely feel my arms,” he can be heard screaming, while another passenger said: “He’s crazy, he’s screaming – I hope they get him.”
Police are not commenting at this time. The nationality of the passenger is unknown.