KUALA LUMPUR: Bangladesh authorities have arrested a passenger, who stripped naked on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Dhaka on Saturday.

The 20-year-old student of a private university in Cyberjaya, a Bangladeshi national, was picked up after the Malindo Air aircraft landed at Shahjalal International Airport.

It was learnt that the passenger had started behaving strangely not long after the aircraft had taken off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

At 10,000 feet, he was said to have stripped naked and started to watch porn at his seat, ignoring other passengers around him.

When approached, the disruptive passenger adhered to crew member's request to put on his clothes.

While the plane was at cruising level, the man tried to hug one of the female crew members while on his way to the toilet.


The 20-year-old student of a private university in Cyberjaya, a Bangladeshi national, was picked up after the aircraft landed at Shahjalal International Airport. Pic by NSTP/EMAIL

Shortly after, he started to misbehave again and made another attempt to hug another stewardess.

When the cabin crew head tried to calm him down, the man turned aggressive and attacked the crew member.

With the help of the passengers, the crew members managed to apprehend the man and relocate other passengers who were seated behind him.

An airline spokesman when contacted confirmed the incident.

“The crew on board has followed the standard operating procedure in restraining the passenger from causing further disruption onboard the flight.

“The disruptive passenger was accompanied by Dhaka security team upon arrival and he has been put to jail by the authorities there.

“The airline will continue to stay vigilant to ensure passengers travel soundly.”