These photographs taken by shocked travellers aboard a Thai AirAsia flight reveal the dramatic moment a female flight attendant was scalded with hot water by an unruly passenger.
The female passenger, from China, attacked the flight attendant with a cup of noodles in a violent row that began when she found out that she wouldn’t be sitting next to her boyfriend on a charter flight from Bangkok to Nanjing, China.
Passengers pulled out their smartphones as the mid-air drama unfolded in front of them, snapping pictures as the injured flight attendant covered her face and shouted in pain.
And even though the seating was rearranged to put the couple together, they were still angry and refused to calm down.
One of the unruly pair even claimed to have a BOMB, which was the last straw for the pilot who then turned the plane around.
Watch the video below: