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Boy, 13, duct-taped after going on tantrum aboard flight to LA

Flight attendants have once again resorted to duct tape to restrain an unruly passenger — this time tying down a 13-year-old boy on an American Airlines flight as another family member punched a window, according to the airline.

The teen threw a tantrum and fought with his mother aboard an American Airlines flight from Maui to Los Angeles on Tuesday, CBS Los Angeles reported.

The boy acted up on the Airbus A321 about an hour into the flight, which took off at 12:44 p.m., according to the outlet and flight-tracking sites.

Video posted by the station shows masked passengers helping the crew restrain the wild adolescent. One flight attendant is seen scurrying up the aisle with a roll of gray duct tape.

The flight diverted to Honolulu, where the boy was taken into custody, according to CBS LA. No one was reported injured.

Duct tape also was used in two other recent airline incidents, including passenger Maxwell Berry, 22, being tied to the back of a seat on a Frontier flight from Philadelphia to Miami on Aug. 3.

American Airlines flight still.
The boy tried to kick out the window of the Airbus A321 about an hour into the flight.
CBS Los Angeles

He was accused of groping two flight attendants and groping another.

Last month, an apparently unhinged woman was duct-taped to a seat on her American Airlines flight from Dallas-Fort Worth to Charlotte, NC, after she allegedly attacked the crew and tried to open the door of the plane.

American Airlines spokesperson Laura Masvidal told The Post in a statement that the plane was diverted to Honolulu “due to an incident with a passenger on board,” adding that “customers were re-accommodated on other flights or provided hotel accommodations.”

American Airlines flight still.
Masked passengers are seen helping the crew restrain the unruly teen.
CBS Los Angeles

She added: “Safety and security is our top priority and we apologize to our customers for any inconvenience this caused.”

Masvidal declined to provide details about the child, his family and the incident.

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