The incident took place in American Airlines flight 377 on Wednesday. The New York Times reported that the thirty-three-year-old man attacked the flight crew twenty minutes after takeoff. The footage captured by one of the passengers inside the plane went viral on social media.
Food and drinks were provided to the youth as requested. Meanwhile, the young man grabbed the shoulder of the flight attendant and asked for coffee. Then he went to the seat near the first class cabin. He misbehaved with the flight attendant after asking him to return to his seat. The young man who came behind the flight attendant who walked to inform the pilot knocked him down.
It is clear in the footage that the flight attendant fell down after being hit by the young man. An air hostess assisted the employee. The young man, who continued to make noise, was stopped by another passenger and handed over to the police after the plane landed at the Los Angeles airport. The youth has been charged with assaulting the employees. If found guilty, he will face up to 20 years in prison.
Alexander Tung Que Lee is a native of California, police said. The FBI filed an affidavit in the incident. American Airlines said in a statement that violence against employees is unacceptable. The company also said that the youth who assaulted the employee will no longer be allowed to travel on their flights.
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