A 13 year old boy tried to kick out the windows of an American Airlines flight from Maui to Los Angeles on Tuesday. The plane was diverted to Honolulu, and the child was taken into custody.
The boy also became “physical” with his mother during the tantrum. Video shows a member of the cabin crew being assisted by passengers in restraining the child.
According to American Airlines,
Customers were reaccommodated on other flights or provided hotel accommodations. Safety and security is our top priority, and we apologize to our customers for any inconvenience this caused.
It’s unclear what prompted the incident. I’m inclined to give a lot of latitude to crew when there’s a genuine safety incident on board. What’s shocking about this incident is that it’s a child being restrained by duct tape, as opposed to a perpetrator of sexual assault>
(HT: C Boarding Group)