Airline passenger questioned by FBI after angry outburst over in-flight food
While many people are aware that they have some kind of anger management issue, few take steps to address it before a climactic event like a domestic violence charge or professional termination. Earlier this year, one man’s unwarranted outburst on a flight from Seoul, South Korea to Los Angeles may have served as just such a wake-up call.
According to the online news outlet Rocket24, the passenger – who was only identified as a high-ranking employee of affluent Korean firm The Posco Group – reportedly began berating the flight attendants and even struck a member of the crew across the face with a magazine. The man allegedly flew into a rage after he asked to have his in-flight meal replaced and was served a bowl of ramen that he claimed was “too salty” and “undercooked.” Prior to this incident, sources report that he had been agitated throughout the journey.
The FBI was notified of the assault, and apprehended the man when the plane landed. The source states that officials offered the unruly passenger a choice: arrest or immediate return to South Korea. The individual in question reportedly boarded the next plane home.
If you find that you are often overcome with rage – even at a minor provocation – you may benefit from online anger management classes. At Conflict Coaching and Consulting, we provide web-based programs that are designed to help you cope with difficult situations in a calm and rational way, rather than resorting to verbal or physical abuse. Contact our anger management consultants today to learn more about our offerings, and how they can keep you from lashing out at coworkers, loved ones and innocent bystanders.