Holidaymaker’s flight diverted after row breaks out in mid air – video on Mail Online
Passengers cheer as ‘out of control’ daughter and her mother are led away
A holidaymaker contacted Featureworld with a video of a woman passenger being escorted off an aeroplane – after a shocking rant in mid air.
The video of the British woman and her mother arguing with cabin crew was published on Mail Online making the passenger who took it – and remained anonymous – a nice little fee.
The daughter ranting on the aircraft, and thought to be aged in her 30s became increasingly abusive after the plane took off from Manchester airport.
She was one member of a family who caused havoc on the flight to Agadir. Eventually the captain was forced to land at Casablanca where the woman was escorted off the plane – much to the relief of anxious passengers who clapped as she was led away.
The passenger who filmed the incident – and whom Featureworld did not name – said: “It was really horrible to be on a flight in mid air with someone being so aggressive.
“A mother and daughter, who’d been drinking their own alcohol, were very drunk and the men they were with were winding them up. When the cabin crew told them to calm down it all kicked off. The daughter was being really aggressive. One of the cabin crew said he was kicked by one of them.
“After the daughter launched into the rant – which was littered with four letter words – the pilot decided to divert and eject both women.”
The diversion to Casablanca added three hours to the flight journey.
The passenger, 56, who was going on holiday with her husband and son, added: “Although it was annoying to be diverted the pilot did the right thing. The cabin crew had tried everything to calm the women down but nothing worked. She was out of control.
“I presume they were arrested when they got off the plane. Everyone was incredibly relieved to see them go.”
Under UK Aviation laws it is an offence to be drunk on an aircraft and offenders can receive a maximum sentence of two years’ imprisonment.
Due to the rise in such incidents, the Civil Aviation Authority has brought in a voluntary code recommending airports and airlines should work together to limit disruptive behaviour.
An easyjet spokesperson said: “easyJet can confirm that flight EZY1905 from Manchester to Agadir on 20 January diverted to Casablanca as a result of three passengers behaving disruptively onboard after consuming their own alcohol.
“For the safety of all on board it is prohibited for passengers to drink alcohol purchased in the airport during the flight.
“easyJet’s crew are trained to assess and evaluate all situations and to act quickly and appropriately as they did on this occasion to ensure that the safety of passengers is not compromised at any time.
“The safety and wellbeing of passengers and crew is always easyJet’s priority.
“Whilst such incidents are rare we take them very seriously, do not tolerate abusive or threatening behaviour onboard and always push for prosecution.”
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