Documents: Man tried to bite flight attendant before jumping out of plane in Charlotte
CHARLOTTE (WSOC) - A man has been charged with jumping out of an American Airlines plane Thursday onto the tarmac at Charlotte Douglas Airport.
Tun Lon Sein is facing federal charges. He appeared Friday morning in federal court.
The incident was reported on American Airlines flight 5242 from Charlotte to New Bern, according to the federal complaint.
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Sein got out of his seat, went to the main aircraft door and tried to open it, according to the criminal complaint. The document said the flight attendant and two other passengers got out of their seats and attempted to get Sein to return to his seat.
Sein is accused of trying to bite the flight attendant's hand before opening the galley service door and jumping onto the tarmac.
An airport ramp worker and a Charlotte airport operations staff member went to the tarmac and stopped Sein from running onto the taxiway, court documents said.
Sein was escorted back to the Charlotte terminal and taken to Carolinas Medical Center for treatment.
Court documents said Sein spoke little to no English, but circumstances leading up to the event showed that he understood the directions of the flight attendant.