Man who forced Hawaiian Airlines flight to turn around pleads guilty

Local News

A man accused of causing an in-flight disturbance that forced a Hawaiian Airlines plane to turn around in February, has pleaded guilty. 

According to court documents, the flight was heading to South Korea when Kyong Chol Kim started bothering a child. 

He then started yelling and lunged at a flight attendant, when the attendant asked him to stop. 

According to court documents, Kim drank an entire bottle of Whiskey before all of this occurred. 

The flight returned to Honolulu where Kim was arrested for interfering with a flight crew. 

He is scheduled to be sentenced in July. 
 

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