Thai airline flight to China turns back after passenger scalds flight attendant

A Thai airline says a flight to China returned to Bangkok after a passenger assaulted a flight attendant by tossing hot water at her.

A statement from Thai AirAsia says the Chinese passenger on a Thursday evening flight to Nanjing berated the crew member before scalding her with the water. It says colleagues gave her first aid while the pilot returned to Bangkok and removed the passenger and her entourage of three other from the plane.

The statement says a discussion between the crew and the ejected passengers at the airline's office resolved the situation amicably, but did not say if the four passengers were allowed back on the plane when it departed again.