A Cathay Pacific passenger impatient to stow his bag used brute strength to rip a hole in the plane’s ceiling when he couldn’t find an overhead locker above his seat.
According to Mashable, the Bangkok-bound flight was held up at Hong Kong international airport after an unidentified local passenger was displeased to find no locker above his seat on one of Cathay’s new Airbus A350 planes.
Flight attendants told the passenger they would store his bag elsewhere, but the passenger then ripped the roof open with his bare hands, “determined to find the space for his luggage”, the report said.
Another passenger on the flight took a picture of the damage and posted it on Facebook. A ceiling panel appears to have been wrenched down.
As a result of the man’s actions, the flight was delayed for three hours, with all passengers ordered off while engineers inspected the damage and repairs were made.
Cathay Pacific has decided not to take any action against the passenger, the report said.
Written by Peter Needham