The Mayor of London was on a flight back to Heathrow when the unruly passenger kicked off
Boris Johnson has been caught up in a dramatic air-rage incident – trying to calm down an abusive and violent passenger who was ‘off his head’ on an international flight from Kuala Lumpur to London.
The London Mayor helped flight attendants try to diffuse the situation after trouble erupted at 35,000ft.
The man was described as “off his head” by one of Mr Johnson’s delegation.
The delegate, Eileen Burbridge, posted a picture on Twitter of the flight crew restraining the man on the Malaysia Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur.
She said she was “impressed” with the crews handling of the passenger.
“The Mayor along with a number of other passengers and members of the cabin crew did make several attempts to calm the gentleman concerned but to no avail,” the Mayor’s office said in a statement.
The man was detained by police when he arrived at Heathrow.
Mr Johnson was returning to London from a tour of the Far East.