After twice missing his flight at Changshui airport, a Chinese government official lost his cool and took out his frustrations on the airline’s staff. The official, identified as Yan Linkun of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Committee, smashed computer equipment and even attempted to shatter a glass door during a fit of rage.
Ironically, Yan arrived at the airport with his wife and kids with plenty of time to spare, but a long breakfast caused them to miss their flight, authorities said. So, the airline offered to put the family on another flight leaving the same day.
However, Yan and his family ended up missing that flight as well after he reportedly failed to hear the flight’s boarding call. That’s when things went downhill.
The official demanded the airline let him board the plane even after boarding was concluded. His request was denied, causing him to become violent. Yan began smashing computer equipment at the boarding desk and even tried to shatter the glass door to the boarding gate with a sign.
His violent outburst quickly spread across the Internet and forced Yan to release a statement apologizing for the incident.
“I failed to be a qualified political adviser as well as a good father. My irrational actions and rudeness have caused some losses to the airport as well as bad effects to the public, so I sincerely apologize to the airport and public. I am willing to compensate,” the statement read.
Yan has been suspended from the Tunnan Mining Industry Company and police are currently investigating the incident, the Global Times reports.