Rowdy Passenger to Stand Trial After Run-in with U.S. Crooner

  • By Choi Jae-yong

    January 13, 2017 11:08

    Im Beom-jun /Newsis

    The Incheon District Prosecutors' Office on Thursday indicted Im Beom-jun after he went on a drunken rampage on a Korean Air flight and had to be restrained by 1980s crooner Richard Marx.

    Im is charged with assault, bodily harm, obstructing the operation of a passenger plane, obstructing business and property damage.

    A police probe revealed that Im was returning from a business trip to Vietnam and was already drunk before boarding the flight on Dec. 20, where he drank several more glasses of alcohol.

    He hit another passenger and flight attendants while ranting and raving to himself, and it took helpless crew several hours to restrain him with the assistance of other passengers including Marx.

    Im had already been put on a watchlist of dangerous fliers after a similar incident aboard a plane in September, and he will face charges for that offense as well. He had already been slapped with a US$200 fine by a Vietnamese court.

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