Richard Marx subdues violent passenger on Korean flight

Richard Marx subdues violent passenger on Korean flight
Richard Marx subdued a violent passenger on Korean Air flight 480 from Hanoi, Vietnam, on Tuesday.
PHOTO: Daisy Fuentes

Richard Marx, who is known for his romantic hit singles in the '80s, took the risk to suppress a "wild" passenger on Korean Air flight 480 from Hanoi, Vietnam, on Tuesday.

His wife, Daisy Fuentes, documented the ordeal in a series of posts on Instagram and Twitter. The "Last Thing I Wanted" singer, 53, helped the cabin crew restrain the passenger with a rope.

Richard Marx takes down violent man on Korean Air

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    Pop icon Richard Marx, who is known for his romantic hits in the 80s, subdued a violent passenger on Korean Air flight 480 flying from Hanoi, Vietnam to Seoul on December 20.

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    Richard Marx and his wife Daisy Fuentes documented the ordeal on Twitter and Facebook.

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    Richard Marx swung into action after the violent man started attacking the flight attendants and other passengers.

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    The violent man was restrained and tied with a rope but he broke free a few times and caused trouble again and again.

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    Richard Marx and a few other male passengers had to suppress the man nearly throughout the four-hour flight.

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    The pop star said the female attendants should have been trained to manage such situations without requiring passengers to step in.

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    Trouble apparently started after the crazed passenger started pulling an attendant's hair.

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    He also attacked other attendants and other passengers when they tried to help the stewardess whose hair was pulled.

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    The plane was flying over China when the incident happened.

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    Richard Marx stepped in to help after realising the female flight attendants were in a helpless situation.

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    Although the flight attendants had a taser, they didn't know how to use, said Marx.

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    Marx holding a rope that was used to tie up the unruly passenger.

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    Marx and his wife, VJ Daisy Fuentes, were in Hanoi before flying to Seoul.

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    Richard Marx, who performed in a Christmas concert in Hanoi on Dec 19, flew to Seoul to take a connecting flight to US.

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    Marx is well-known for huge hits in the 80s and 90s like Right Here Waiting, Hold On To The Night and Satisfied.

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    Marx married another hopelessly romantic star, Latina VJ Daisy Fuentes.

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    The couple enjoying the sights in Hanoi where he performed in a Christmas concert with Vietnamese singers on Dec 19.

We have [the] video of entire chaotic and dangerous event on Korean Air 480. Lasted 4 hours. Crew completely ill-equipped to handle [the] situation," he tweeted.

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Also, Fuentes captioned the photos on Instagram thus, "I feel horrible for the abuse the staff had to endure, but no one was prepared for this. They never fully got control of him."

TMZ reported that the couple was in Vietnam for a Christmas show. The crazed passenger was arrested upon landing in Seoul, South Korea.

Read also: Korean Air says crew followed procedure on unruly passenger

Marx and Fuentes tied the knot in December last year and are currently holidaymaking around the world to celebrate their wedding anniversary.

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