Drunk PAL passenger faces 20 years in jail for in-flight fight

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Feb. 25, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – A drunken incident on a Philippine airlines flight could land a man in jail for 20 years on federal charges.

Edgar Nonga, 53, has been charged with federal offenses after allegedly punching a Philippine Airlines flight attendant during the flight.

Click here to view the FBI affidavit and testimonies from this case

The PAL flight was traveling from Manila to Los Angeles.

Nonga allegedly became angry and violent after crew members refused to serve him more drinks.

He allegedly punched a flight attendant in the face. With the help of the crew and other passengers, he was restrained and then arrested.

He appeared in a Los Angeles court on Monday where he was granted a $10,000 bail.

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  • Kikay Pang0
    26 February 2014 at 5:02 am - Reply

    One thing to calm down a misbehaving drunken Filipino passenger is to hand him a Karaoke mic and let him host a game show.

  • Mickey Tang
    26 February 2014 at 7:32 am - Reply

    Class…that is what one lacks even though he has money. You can’t buy class.

  • philman
    26 February 2014 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    no smoking and no liquor.

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