EasyJet: Manchester Flight Delayed after Woman ” Punched Pilot In Face”
A EasyJet flight, scheduled to depart at 2:10 PM, eventually took off around 4 PM after a delay. There was an issue behind the delay as a woman passenger allegedly punched an EasyJet pilot in the face at Manchester airport Yesterday.
Police help was brought to the airport after the disturbance in the flight ready to leave the Manchester airport to fly to Paphos in Cyprus at 2:20 PM. A 25 year old woman was considered the main reason of this disturbance who thereafter got arrested after being asked to leave the flight due to her bad behavior.
It has been reported that the woman allegedly assaulted the plane’s captain while being escorted from the aircraft by flight attendants. After the woman got arrested for the suspicion of assault they also found out that she was a wanted criminal for drugs offence and now she is being questioned in the police custody.
The airline also has confirmed that the police force was utilized to attend the flight before its departure “to assist with a disruptive passenger.” The criminal passenger have been arrested and airline also put light on that matter that passengers’ and crew’s safety and wellbeing are their utmost concern.
The statement of the airline added, “Whilst such incidents are rare, we take them very seriously, do not tolerate abusive or threatening behavior on board and always push for prosecution.”
However, it is not the first time that an EasyJet flight has been disrupted by unruly passengers. In April 2015, one of the airline’s flights was forced to make an emergency landing after a passenger punched a flight attendant to the floor in the midflight. The passenger, after becoming impatient waiting too long for a sandwich misbehaved the flight attendant and the plane made a forced landing to escort the passenger out of the flight.