THIS is the moment a passenger was forcibly dragged off a Korean Air flight after she allegedly refused to get out of business class and sit in her designated economy seat.
Footage shows the woman, who was only identified as a 30-year-old US citizen, resisting as several flight attendants try to remove her before takeoff.
Korea JoongAng Daily A woman on a US-bound plane was forcibly removed from the flight after refusing to get out of business class and sit in her designated seat in economy
It happened on a flight bound for San Franscico from Incheon Airport in South Korea on Friday with the drama delaying the flight by an hour and 40 minutes.
The passenger can be heard shouting “US Marshall” as at least six female cabin crew members haul her from the business class seat.
They can be seen dragging her down the aisle towards the front of the aircraft as a number of passengers begin to applaud.
She repeatedly chants “Korean Air stole my passport” as she’s pulled towards a wheelchair and strapped in.
Korea JoongAng Daily The drama unfolded on a flight bound for San Franscico from Incheon Airport in South Korea on Friday
Korea JoongAng Daily Footage shows staff dragging the woman from her seat after she allegedly refused to move
Korea JoongAng Daily At one point, at least six female cabin crew are seen trying to drag her up the aisle of the plane
The woman then directs her abuse at the camera and holding up a peace sign shouts “Nuclear Disarmament!” before putting her hands under her face and saying: “Meanwhile at SpaceX”.
In polite Korean fashion, the air hostesses are seen offering her a blanket as she is rolled away from the plane.
According to the San Francisco Gate, the woman was assigned to seat 40D in economy class but moved to seat 14B in business class.
Staff tried to convince her to return to her assigned seat but she continued her “unruly behaviour” and they contacted the National Intelligence Service and police.
Officers transported her to the hospital to assess her mental health condition, according to AllKpop.com.
Representatives for Korean Air and SkyTeam were not immediately available to comment.
Korea JoongAng Daily There was applause from other passengers as staff finally managed to get her towards the exit
Korea JoongAng Daily She lashed out as staff tried to strap her into a wheelchair to escort her from the flight
The footage is reminiscent of a now infamous video of a doctor being violently dragged from a United Airlines plane in April last year.
Dr David Dao 69, lost two front teeth, suffered a significant concussion and his nose was broken when he was forced off the flight from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky.
Footage of the incident sparked international outrage over the way the Vietnamese doctor was treated – and at one point $1billion was wiped off the company’s value.
In that case, the doctor had been randomly selected to be pulled from the flight in favour of crew members who needed transport and not because he had been disobeying the crew.
Korea JoongAng Daily She could be seen directing her anger towards the person filming as she chanted ‘Korean Air stole my passport’
Korea JoongAng Daily The woman, who is believed to be American, struck a pose for the camera and said: ‘Meanwhile at SpaceX’