BA Flight Makes Unscheduled Stop To Remove Drunk Women From The Plane | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 06.29.15

Airborne 06.30.15

Airborne 07.01.15

Airborne 07.02.15

Airborne 07.03.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 06.29.15

Airborne 06.30.15

Airborne 07.01.15

Airborne 07.02.15

Airborne 07.03.15

 

Sun, Jan 06, 2013

BA Flight Makes Unscheduled Stop To Remove Drunk Women From The Plane

Pair Reportedly Attempted To 'Storm The Cockpit,' Threatened Flight Attendant's Family

A British Airways flight made an unscheduled stop on a flight from London's Gatwick airport to Tunisia on New Year's Day after two reportedly very intoxicated women created a scene onboard the Boeing 737.

Media reports from multiple sources including the UK newspaper The Mail indicate that the two women, aged 50 and 43, consumed a large amount of alcohol from a bottle, and then tried to force their way into the cockpit of the airplane. Witnesses said the pair used inappropriate language in front of children on the plane, and that they even threatened to "kill" the family of one of the flight attendants on board.

The two then reportedly hid in one of the airplane's lavatories to smoke.

The plane eventually diverted to Lyon, where the two passengers were escorted from the aircraft by French police. They were incarcerated for a night, and then put on a flight back to London.

In a statement, British Airways said of the incident "Monday's BA2664 service from Gatwick to Tunis was diverted to Lyon following the continued disruptive behaviour of two female passengers. Our customers and flying crew deserve a safe and enjoyable flight experience. We do not tolerate any disruptive behaviour on board our flights."

The two women may be permanently banned from flying on British Airways. The airline and British authorities are investigating the incident.

FMI: www.britishairways.com

 


Advertisement

More News

Airborne 07.03.15: New Trig Avionics, Cargo Biz Grows, iOS GPS Fix

Also: 'No Drone Zone', Aviation v Media, Women's Air Race Classic, Houston Spaceport, Navy's New A/C Launch System, GA Fly Safe, FAA InFO Trig Avionics tells us they are unveiling >[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.05.15)

"Without question, the arrival of the EA-6B Prowler on the carrier deck established airborne electronic attack as an invaluable, 'don't leave home without it' part of every Navy an>[...]

ANN FAQ: Share Aero-News With Your Friends

Send Them A Story -- We Don't Mind! Do you need another set of eyes to see that story you can't believe Jim just wrote? Want to spread Hognose's unique wisdom and perspective to th>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.05.15): Instrument Approach Procedure

Instrument Approach Procedure A series of predetermined maneuvers for the orderly transfer of an aircraft under instrument flight conditions from the beginning of the initial appro>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.05.15)

Aero Linx: The Air Force Historical Foundation The Air Force Historical Foundation is dedicated to promoting the preservation and appreciation of the history and heritage of the Un>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC