Grammy award-winning musician Richard Marx helped restrain a “wild” passenger who reportedly attacked flight staff aboard Korean Air flight from Hanoi, Vietnam.
According to Asia One website, the incident happened aboard a flight carrier that took off from Hanoi to Seoul, South Korea. Marx – known for his single “Right Here Waiting” – who was with his wife Daisy Fuentes noticed a fellow passenger who was misbehaving.
Daisy was able to document the whole conflict and posted it on Instagram and Twitter. The 53-year-old singer helped flight attendants and aircraft staffs restrain the lawless passenger with a rope.
“On our flight from Hanoi to Seoul a guy sitting in the next row from us got crazy & started attacking the flight attendants & passengers. When he started pushing the female staff and pulling them by the hair Richard was the first to help subdue him. This went on for FOUR hrs,” Fuentes said in her post.
“I feel horrible for the abuse the staff had to endure but no one was prepared for this. They never fully got control of him. They didn’t know how to use the taser & they didn’t know how to secure the rope around him (he got loose from their rope restraints 3 times). I’ll be posting some of the video after our next flight. #KOREANAIR,” Daisy continued.
Marx also posted on his Facebook account telling his side of the story. He confirmed that he and his wife are safe but expressed his disappointment towards Korean Air and the staff that were aboard the plane.
“The all female crew was clueless and not trained as to how to restrain this psycho and he was only initially subdued when I and a couple other male passengers intervened. He then later easily broke his restraints and attacked more crew and another passenger,” Marx said.
In response to the issue, Korean Air released a statement saying that the troublesome passenger was turned over to the police after the plane’s arrival. The spokesperson added that flight attendants did not fire the taser because they considered the safety of other passengers that were near the troublemaker, Telegraph reported.