Allegedly drunk passenger booted after brouhaha aboard All Nippon Airways flight: Video

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He was charged with assault.

According to reports, the 44-year-old man resisted exiting the aircraft before allegedly hitting a female passenger, which led to the mayhem.
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A brouhaha aboard an All Nippon Airways (ANA) flight ended in an inebriated passenger’s arrest, according to an airline spokesperson.
As of now and after speaking with the other passengers the motive for why he did this is still UNKNOWN. None of us have any idea why at all.

Video of the all-out brawl was posted to Twitter Monday night, and shows two male passengers exchanging blows.

None of us have any idea why at all. “As of now and after speaking with the other passengers the motive for why he did this is still UNKNOWN. (sic)”

— Corey Hour (@CoreyHour) May 2, 2017

He was allegedly inebriated. The fight occurred roughly 10 minutes before flight NH6 – from Tokyo to Los Angeles – was about to take off. It all started when a man wearing a red Hawaiian shirt was asked to disembark due to safety concerns.

They did the best they could to diffuse the situation. For the record ANA staff and passengers handled the situation with grace and respect.

“What about the government!?”
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“For the record ANA staff and passengers handled the situation with grace and respect. They did the best they could to diffuse the situation,” Hour tweeted.

“The video ended when I stepped in & confronted the man in the red shirt. I told him to leave and squared up with him, he backed down n left.

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— Corey Hour (@CoreyHour) May 2, 2017

After being booted, the unruly passenger also choked a male airline employee, according to Japan Today.

— Corey Hour (@CoreyHour) May 2, 2017

The video ended when I stepped in & confronted the man in the red shirt. I told him to leave and squared up with him, he backed down n left.

Corey Hour, a witness who posted the video, said the man in red yelled, “You think I’m crazy!?