Missed Flight Tantrum Makes Woman A YouTube Hit

    February 16, 2009

Video showing a Chinese woman’s three-minute meltdown at the Hong Kong Airport has become a YouTube sensation.

After missing her flight to San Francisco, the woman throws a tantrum that was filmed by an employee of the airline Cathay Pacific.

She is seen screaming at the departure gate and then falls to the ground wailing "I want to go! I want to go!" in Cantonese while an older man traveling with her tries to get her on her feet.

"Don’t be so upset, don’t be so emotional," a Cathay Pacific employee is heard saying on the video.

"All passenger doors had already been closed and the crew was preparing the flight for departure," said an airline spokeswoman.

"As the passengers had failed to show up on time, we had already offloaded their checked baggage to comply with the security requirements."

 According to the airline the incident took place earlier this month, and the video found its way to YouTube last week. The video now has over 800,000 views.

The woman in the video has not been identified but Cathay Pacific said it was able to put her on a flight a couple hours later.