A passenger on a flight from Germany to New York documented a child’s eight-hour-long tantrum.
The man began filming the three-year-old climbing on seats and screaming before the Lufthansa flight had even taken off.
The footage was uploaded to YouTube by Shane Townley with the title: ‘Demonic child screams and runs through an 8 hour flight.’
He writes: ‘Watch as this kid runs and screams throughout the entire flight while the mother does little to nothing to stop him. 3 years old on a 8 hour flight from Germany to Newark NJ. He never quits!’
The footage begins with the boy’s mother asking Delta staff for the WiFi to be switched on to distract the child with an iPad but the flight attendant replies that the WiFi is not available yet.
However, once the flight is underway and the WiFi has been enabled, the little boy’s tantrum continues.
At one point, the child sits on top of the seats, hitting the ceiling of the plane with his fists, while his mother asks him to sit and begs him to calm down.
A fellow passenger can be heard saying ‘that poor woman’ as the mother struggles to control her unruly toddler.
Half way through the flight, the little boy can be seen running up and down the aisle of the plane screaming and shouting.
Other passengers can be seen covering their ears to try and drown out the toddler.
Although the mother appears to have little control over her son, the child is clearly distressed.
As the flight continues, Shane gives hourly updates documenting the journey with captions on the screen.
He writes: ‘Hour 2. Demonic screams take over the plane.’
When the plane finally arrives in Newark Airport, passengers looked relieved to be disembarking the plane.
‘What a nightmare’ one passenger can be heard saying as she leaves the flight.