Man who forced return of plane tries to board again
CNATAIPEI--A Taiwanese man who forced a plane to return to the airport when he refused to stop smoking Monday was refused permission to board another of the same carrier's planes the following day.
January 30, 2013, 12:07 am TWN
The man, surnamed Chuang, wanted to board an Air Macau flight to the former Portuguese colony, but was refused boarding permission in light of the incident the previous evening, in which he boarded a Macau-bound flight with several friends and began smoking in the business-class cabin. He put out his cigarette after warnings by the stewardess.
But he later lit up again, causing a quarrel to ensue and forcing the captain of the plane to return to Taiwan 20 minutes into the flight.
It was the first case of its kind on a flight out of Taiwan.