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Air Asia flight turns back after passenger pours hot noodles on stewardess

Air Asia flight forced to turn back after passenger disturbance.
Air Asia flight forced to turn back after passenger disturbance. Image by Simon Clancy / CC BY 2.0

An Air Asia flight from Bangkok to Nanjing was forced to return to Thailand on Friday when two rowdy passengers caused a disturbance. The couple were travelling together but seated separately and purportedly began shouting at flight attendants to reseat them. The incident escalated when the female passenger apparently poured boiling instant noodles onto a flight attendant and the male passenger threatened to blow up the plane. The passengers, who are both Chinese nationals, are purportedly being investigated by the Chinese government. Read more: shanghaiist.com