Drunken passenger ordered to pay $172Ok for forcing Hawaiian Airways aircraft to land

An airplane passenger whose drunken habits on a Hawaiian Airways flight compelled the aircraft to land mid-flight has been ordered to pay the airline $172,000.

Kyong Chol Kim was sentenced on Wednesday to 6 months in jail and ordered to pay the hefty effective for his antics, which compelled the February flight certain for South Korea to return to Honolulu.

Kim, 48, allegedly downed a bottle of whisky earlier than boarding and began bothering a baby seated subsequent to him on the flight, prosecutors stated.

He then lunged at a flight attendant who tried to cease him from bothering the child, in line with prosecutors.

Members of the US navy who have been on the flight helped restrain him because the pilots reversed course and landed the aircraft again in Hawaii.

Kim was ordered to pay the price of returning the flight to Honolulu.

With Publish wires