What do you get when your
flight is overbooked, you're late and forced to sit idly in the
terminal waiting for the next God-knows-when jetliner? You get
angry. And in the case of a 38-year old South African man, you get
South African Airlines says the unidentified man had indeed been
bumped from an SA flight that was supposed to take him to Capetown
from Durban. So he got on another flight, still fuming. A flight
attendant reported the man was verbally abusive and threatened to
hijack flight SA613.
That got him and his wife thrown off the second flight and
landed the man behind bars. He'll appear in the Amanzimtoti
Magistrate's Court tomorrow. He will be charged under the Civil
Aviation Act which amongst others, states that one cannot threaten
the safety of an aircraft or its passengers.