Child Screams And Runs Around Plane During 8 Hour Flight From Germany To Newark

Being able to fly to and from your destination has been one of the greatest advances in technology. However, the actual process is often a stressful one. You have to get to the airport on time, find your flight, get through security, check in, and then board the plane.

Throughout the whole ordeal, you hope that nothing happens that may cause a cancellation or delay. You just want the whole flight to go as smoothly as possible, right?

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Once you finally make it onto your plane, you probably are ready to sit back and relax. Maybe you want to read, watch a movie, or rest your eyes. If you are traveling with young kids, they can quickly complicate the process. Kids who are not used to flying often act up. It is to be expected, at least to some extent. However, one gentleman posted a video of an extreme case where a child was throwing a tantrum on a long-haul flight. 

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Shane Townley is the man who captured the insane meltdown on video. He was on a flight that was leaving Germany to land in the United States. This particular flight is an eight-hour long journey. It is obviously taxing for anyone, adult or child.

However, this flight was even worse due to a mother who had her very loud and rowdy three-year-old son with her.

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It started before the plane had gotten off of the runway.

In the video, you can see the little boy up on the top of the seats. A little bit after that, the mother can be heard talking to a flight attendant about having the Wi-Fi turned on quicker. She wanted to distract him with an iPad.

The small child blew off some steam by running up and down the plane aisle for a little bit. You can tell this only worked for a little while. Soon, he began to scream and yell again. This was obviously tough for everyone on the plane.

The plane finally landed in Newark, New Jersey. While we all may have a very instinctively negative reaction when we watch the video, think about a few things. For one, Townley says that the mother never tried to do anything to stop the child from acting up, but we can only see what he has allowed us to see in his recording.

Alos, the airline released a statement to The Daily Mail that the crew, "worked around-the-clock to de-escalate the situation, tend to all passengers and assist the mother,” they also insisted that other passengers on the plane were "understanding of the situation."

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Townley described the child as “demonic sounding” and stated that he was obviously “addicted to technology.” Other commenters on the video which has now been viewed more than 10 million times said that the little boy could have behavioral problems.

While Townley said this lasted the whole eight-hour flight, the video itself is under ten minutes long and there is not sufficient evidence to determine the child screamed the entire eight hours. 

What are your thoughts on the video? Was Townley right for uploading the clip to the internet? Let us know in the comments below and then pass this along to others so they can join in on the discussion!