Man is restrained by cabin crew after ‘punching passenger’

Shocking footage has captured a brawl on an aircraft sparked by a drunk passenger who allegedly swore loudly and punched the woman he was travelling with.

The clip shows the unidentified man eventually being restrained in his seat by passengers and crew.

The dramatic incident took place on a journey from Turkey’s Antalya Province to the Russian Republic of Bashkortostan earlier this month.

Shocking footage has captured a brawl on an aircraft sparked by a drunk passenger, centre, who allegedly swore loudly and punched the woman he was travelling with

The clip, recorded on a mobile phone, shows the exact moment the rogue traveller is restrained in the aisle as another passenger helps to hold him down.

He can also be seen being restrained by crew with what appears to be a safety demonstration seat belt.

It is not known which airline the man was flying with, but reports suggest he was subsequently taken to a local police station in Ufa, Bashkortostan’s capital.

There, he was fined 1,000 RUB (£13) and placed on a watch list for airlines. However, additional reports suggest he could face more severe prosecution.

Policeman Ruslan Shamsutdinov confirmed the passenger was under the influence of alcohol.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, social media fiercely criticised the man’s behaviour after the footage began trending.

People power: It is not known which airline the man was flying with, but reports suggest he was subsequently taken to a local police station in Ufa, Bashkortostan’s capital

The clip shows the moment the rogue traveller is restrained in the aisle (left). He can also be seen being restrained by crew (right)

One commentator, with the username Elleven, said: ‘Alcohol turns off everything: fear, responsibility, discipline. But on the contrary, it turns on such feelings as aggression, disrespect, fearlessness.

‘A fine would not deal with it, but electroshock might be a different thing. Hand and leg cuffs would be helpful as well.’

Another user, ‘Groot’, added: ‘I really don’t get such people. There are so many consequences of such actions, but he doesn’t seem to care.’