A 12-year-old girl was refused permission to board a plane after she abused the flight crew chief after disembarking following a hold-up. Captain Liu of Xiamen Air flight MF8036 had contacted air traffic control for permission to take off, but was told there would be a five-hour delay. Passengers were finally let off 2.5 hours later, upon which the girl insulted the crew member, who then informed Liu. The girl or one of her three traveling companions were asked to apologize but refused, and so were denied re-boarding. Many netizens sided with the girl, agreeing that the 2.5 hour wait would anger most.