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American hero steps up when passenger has meltdown on Korean Air flight

Added 09-26-20 12:18:03pm EST - “The Korean Air flight attendants might have been small, but they were mighty in bringing down a violent passenger ?" with a little help from a 6-foot-tall American. On the final leg of a Seoul-to-Se?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “American hero steps up when passenger has meltdown on Korean Air flight”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The Korean Air flight attendants might have been small, but they were mighty in bringing down a violent passenger — with a little help from a 6-foot-tall American.

On the final leg of a Seoul-to-Seattle jaunt, a man in business class put a clear plastic bag over his head, pulled out a sharp hairpin and started screaming that he had a bomb and wanted to go to Vancouver, BC, because he had never been there before, the Seattle Times reported, citing court documents.

Then, the man darted around the cabin, still yelling in both English and Korean. The flight attendants pulled out Tasers, but couldn’t stop him. He charged the cockpit, pounding on the door and jerking on the handle.

During the commotion, Gene Parente leaped out of his seat to offer an assist. “It’s your worst post-9/11 nightmare,“ he told the outlet.

Parente and the man traded a few punches, then two reserve pilots showed up. “It was total madness,” he said.

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