A flight from Manchester-Turkey was diverted to Vienna after a woman in the air shouted at the crew and allegedly even hit fellow passengers.
The woman was said to complain about crying babies on the British carrier, Jet2, but she quickly became aggressive towards staff. All attempts to calm her down failed and the crew had to divert the flight to Vienna to unload her.
The incident took place on Monday. An eyewitness told Manchester Evening News that the woman had become disruptive “about an hour and 20 minutes” into the flight. “There was a lot of noise,” said the passenger.
“Then she came to the front of the plane. She was really mad at the staff and wouldn’t calm down. Her voice got louder and more aggressive – she was screaming in people’s faces.”
Jet2 had sent a text message to the passengers on board the flight informing them that the flight had been diverted to Vienna and apologized for the delay caused by the incident.
The plane said it was “sorry” for the disruptive behavior. “We are working on a situation to get you up and running as soon as possible,” added Jet2.
The Yorkshire Live added that armed police had escorted the woman from the plane after landing in Vienna. Several passengers cheered as the woman was escorted from the plane. The plane then departed from Vienna to Antalya, Turkey.