A JetBlue flight headed from Los Angeles to New York was forced to make an emergency landing after one of the passengers aboard the plane started biting his seatmates and attacking anyone who tried to intervene. Is this how the zombie apocalypse begins?!
The bizarre incident occurred on a Sunday flight between Los Angeles International Airport and New York-JFK as it passed somewhere over Utah, CBS LA reported. Things started getting unruly when the man began chomping on the people sitting next to him, who he apparently knew – but that doesn’t make it any less wrong.
Crewmembers paged for doctors on board the flight to help assess the aggressive passenger, but it wasn’t long before they were in his crosshairs. Another passenger, identified only as Tom, also tried to help get the man under control.
“I grabbed his hands behind his back and held him there while the flight attendants put the restraints on him,” Tom said. “At that point, he started yelling and tried to come towards the flight attendant, behind me, at the time. I really had a hell of a time keeping him in place there.”
The brouhaha forced the pilot to turn the plane around and divert the flight to Las Vegas. There, Jet Blue said in a statement, the “customer was escorted off the aircraft. Remaining customers resumed their scheduled flight to New York without further incident.”
Last week, a Delta flight headed from Seattle to New York City had to make a pit stop in Montana after the lavatories stopped working. Passengers – who “needed to ‘go really bad’” according to the airline’s official incident report – were finally able to “disembark to find relief of built-up pressures” at Billings Logan International Airport.