A drunk Nordwind Airline passenger was restrained by co-travelers after he attempted to open the plane door mid-air. The incident took place on-board a flight from Moscow to Thailand on Thursday.

A few hours after the aircraft took off from Moscow, the unidentified passenger got up from his seat and attempted to open the emergency door at 33,000 feet. The terrified co-passengers then restrained him by wrapping him with plastic food wrap. The plane then made an emergency landing in Uzbekistan, where the passenger was handed over to police. 

The incident was recorded by a co-passenger Elena Demidova. In the video, she can be heard saying, “The first half of the flight was normal, but then I noticed strange activity among stewardesses. People in the cabin were whispering to each other that a doctor was called for somebody. Then on the intercom they asked if anybody had plastic food wrap.”

“Suddenly the sign ‘fasten your seat belts’ began to flash. Why? Minutes later the captain explained a passenger in the rear of the plane was drunk and rowdy. A doctor tried to calm him. Then tougher measures were taken. They tried to use plastic food wrap to tie him. Seven people were holding him, but nothing helped,” she added.

Confirming the incident, the Russian Transport Police said an “air hooligan” was handed to Uzbek police after he “abused the stewardesses and made the flight really uncomfortable for other passengers.”

However, this wasn’t the end. Hours after the flight took off from Uzbekistan, two drunk passengers were forcibly separated after they got into a brawl. A while later, another passenger demanded that he be allowed to smoke in the toilet following which he was handed over to police after the flight landed in Thailand.

“This man was smoking in the plane's toilet. The stewardesses are sorting it out right now. He was taken away from the plane by Thai police. It is the first time when my flight is so rich in events. Thanks that all of us are alive,” Demidova said in another video.

handcuff Representational image of a handcuffed man in Kiev, Ukraine, Sept. 12, 2013. Photo: SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images