Boy, 13, duct-taped to plane seat after ‘trying to kick out window of Airbus’

Dramatic footage shows a 13-year-old boy being restrained on an American Airlines flight and duct-taped to his seat.

The unnamed youngster allegedly tried to kick out a window and assaulted his mum while the plane was flying between Maui and Los Angeles, CBSN reports.

In the clip, which appears to have been recorded on a phone by a witness, a male member of cabin crew is taping the kid to his seat while two passengers help to restain the child.

After wrapping some tape around the teenager, the flight attendant heads back down the aisle and comes back seconds later with another roll of duct tape.

The Airbus A321 took off at 12:44 pm and the teen is said to have started his outburst an hour into the flight, with the result that it was diverted to Honolulu.

Nobody was injured and the child was taken into custody, the news channel reported.

This follows a spate of similar incidents where flight crew have duct-taped passengers accused of being disruptive or dangerous.

A passenger accused of groping an air hostess' breasts was restrained and duct-taped to his seat on July 31.

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Max Berry, 22, was said to seem drunk during the incident, in which he also punched a male flight attendant in the face.

And an unidentified woman was believed to have had a "mental episode" when she tried to open the plane door on an American Airlines flight and ended up being taped to her seat.

A spokesman for the company said: "While in flight from Dallas-Fort Worth to Charlotte on July 6, the crew on board American Airlines flight 1774 reported a potential security concern after a customer attempted to open the forward boarding door and physically assaulted, bit and caused injury to a flight attendant.

"For the safety and security of other customers and our crew, the individual was restrained until the flight landed at CLT and could be met by law enforcement and emergency personnel."

The woman was taken to a hospital for a mental health evaluation, before being placed on American Airlines' no-fly list.

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