An undisciplined passenger was detained on board a GOL Linhas Aereas flight from Confins to Sao Paulo after setting fire to papers locking himself in the bathroom.
The Boeing 737 MAX 8, with registration PR-XME, was operating flight G3-1471 from Confins in Minas Gerais to Sao Paulo’s Guarulhos International Airport on 27th May.
After the passenger locked himself and started a fire using papers, the cabin crew and a passenger broke into the toilet and detained him. The aircraft’s smoke detector exposed the fire.
The Federal Police and the airport’s emergency service were activated immediately, and the passenger was taken into custody. In a statement, the airline confirmed the incident by saying:
“Our crew, trained in non-violent containment techniques, managed to detain the man with the voluntary help of a passenger. The airport’s Federal Police and Medical Post were called in by the flight commander and acted promptly after landing, which happened uneventfully at Guarulhos Airport in Sao Paulo.”
Feature Image: “Alexandro Dias via Wikimedia Commons“