Image by Dr. Jaus via FlickrI've flown a lot, but never heard of Middle East Airlines until today.
One witness likened the scene on the Middle East Airlines service to "something from Lord Of The Flies" as passengers raided the galley for meal trays and a Lebanese woman suffered heart palpitations.
Speaking from Beirut, one London-based businessman today said: "The stewards told us there would be delays due to the bad weather. After four hours, one man had a bit too much to drink and began bouncing around and had to be removed.
"The atmosphere was very tense and a middle-aged man told the crew member he was an idiot and that was when the pushing and shoving began. The captain came out once and I told him he had failed in his duty, to which he replied that I should fly the plane."Too bad Jack Bauer wasn't on board. He could have flown the plane.
Don't think I'll be adding flying Middle East Airlines to my "must do" list any time soon.
article h/t Drudge