Belfast Telegraph

Richard Marx was right here waiting when passenger went 'crazy' during flight

Eighties pop star Richard Marx has insisted he is "no big hero" after he reportedly restrained a disruptive airline passenger during a flight.

The 53-year-old singer was pictured on social media helping cabin crew tackle the passenger on the Korean Air plane travelling from Hanoi, Vietnam to Seoul, South Korea.

Marx's wife Daisy described the four-hour ordeal on her Instagram page, claiming the passenger went "crazy" and "started attacking the flight attendants and passengers".

She wrote: "When he started pushing the female staff and pulling them by the hair, (Richard Marx) was the first to help subdue him.

"This went on for four hours. I feel horrible for the abuse the staff had to endure but no one was prepared for this.

"They never fully got control of him. They didn't know how to use the Taser and they didn't know how to secure the rope around him (he got loose from their rope restraints three times)."

US star Marx, who had a string of hits in the 1980s and 90s including Right Here Waiting, posted on Twitter that the crew were "completely ill-equipped to handle situation".

He wrote: "Daisy and I are home safe and sound. No big 'hero' move at all. Just did what I would hope anyone would do in same situation. Thx 4 concern."

In a statement to NBC News, Korean Air spokesman Nathan Cho wrote: "According to the response protocol, Korean Air's flight attendants have subdued the unruly passenger and tied him up with ropes.

"The unruly passenger has been turned over to the police after arrival at Incheon Airport."


From Belfast Telegraph