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Abusive Drunk Passenger Wrestled Off Flight By Police

 

 This is the moment an enraged passenger shouted at staff and fellow travellers on board a Virgin flight forcing the captain to carry out an emergency landing.

Footage shows a flight attendant trying desperately to calm the man after he started ranting at staff during a flight from Britain to Jamaica. The episode was captured on camera by another passenger who said the man had been drinking free booze on the flight and ignored pleas to sit back down. The plane, which was heading to Montego Bay on the Caribbean island, was forced to make a diversion to Hamilton in Bermuda so he could be arrested.

The episode was filmed on May 16 and later posted online. Footage showed how other passengers tried to calm the man down – only for him to launch an item of clothing at them. Witnesses said the man refused to stand up when the plane landed and more police officers had to come on to ‘drag him off’.

A Virgin Atlantic spokesman said today, ‘We can confirm that on 16 May 2017 our flight from London Gatwick to Montego Bay diverted to Bermuda in order to remove a disruptive customer. ‘Our crew are highly trained to handle these type of situations, and responded quickly to ensure the safety and security of customers on board. ‘We do not tolerate abusive or threatening behaviour on board our aircraft, and whilst these incidents are rare, it is disappointing when a disruptive individual impacts that experience for other customers.’

 

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