CRIME SCENE AVIATION
A Hawaiian Airlines flight from Oakland to Maui had to return to its departure gate after a 15-year-old girl accidentally “airdropped” a photo of a fake crime scene featuring a murdered mannequin to other passengers. The girl had intended to send the photo to her mother as a joke, but mistakenly shared it with 15 people, who thought they were being threatened.
A drunk passenger on board a Garuda Indonesia flight from Bali to Perth had to be physically strapped to his seat after getting into a massive row with his similarly intoxicated girlfriend, resulting in the flight being diverted to Port Headland in Western Australia.
A woman was arrested at Indira Gandhi International Airport after she caused a ruckus when asked to remove a power bank from her check-in luggage. In a fit of fury, the woman threw the power bank at a wall, which exploded on impact.
BREAKING THE SEAL
In August a 50-year-old Japanese business class passenger, flying from Chicago to Tokyo with ANA, was woken by an American passenger urinating on him. The man claimed he was drunk and didn’t remember the incident after consuming four glasses of champagne and a single sake. He was detained by cabin crew and arrested upon landing in Japan.
LAW AND DISORDER
Two on-duty federal air marshals were removed from a plane and handcuffed upon their arrival at Minneapolis-St Paul after one flashed his gun to a flight attendant, who mistook him for a regular passenger and reported him.