Video | Shirtless man fights with co-passenger on Biman Bangladesh flight

Updated on Jan 10, 2023 03:55 PM IST

Internet users commented on the video and referred to similar incidents reported on recent flights and some questioned the wisdom of serving alcohol on international flights, claiming it to be the cause of most such mid-air fights.

The shirtless man fighting with another passenger on flight.(source:Twitter/@Bitanko_Biswas)
The shirtless man fighting with another passenger on flight.(source:Twitter/@Bitanko_Biswas)
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

A shirtless man is seen fighting with a co-passenger on board a Boeing 777 operated by Biman Bangladesh Airlines in a video that was widely shared online on Tuesday. Hindustan Times is unable to independently verify the video and there is no confirmation of the flight's origin or destination, or when this altercation took place. "Another 'unruly passenger'. This time on a Biman Bangladesh Boeing 777 flight!" the Twitter user wrote as s/he shared the video.

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The shirtless man - who seems to be crying - is seen engaged in a verbal argument with another passenger, whose face is not visible in the circulating video. He then starts a fight in which he is seen holding the other passenger's collar and punching him.

In response, that passenger punches back. The two are then separated by other passengers.

Internet users commented on the video and referred to similar incidents reported on recent flights and some questioned the wisdom of serving alcohol on international flights, claiming it to be the cause of most such mid-air fights.

"This is a South Asia-wide problem. The decimated underclasses are given overseas jobs but no lessons in civility. Will happen more and more I'm sure. There should be stiff penalties and an example made of him," one person wrote.

Another wrote, "Nowadays there is no standard remains in flight. Educated or uneducated are behaving rudely with airhostess and co-passengers. This will endanger airplanes and passengers. It might be possible for a fatal accident. There must be strict law enforcement and ban for life."

Meanwhile, the latest of several such mid-air incidents in India was on Sunday, when two men were arrested for drinking liquor onboard a Delhi-Patna IndiGo flight.

Consumption of alcohol is forbidden on domestic Indian flights.

In even more shocking incidents, at least two instances of men urinating onboard Air India flights have been reported over the past two months; one on a December flight from New York and another on a November flight from Paris. In September - on a Mumbai-London flight - a drunk passenger attempted to inappropriately touch a minor girl.

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