A passenger “disruptor” causes the diversion of the flight Jet2 in flight

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A plane had to make an emergency bypass at Manchester Airport after a passenger became disruptive during a flight. A 38-year-old man was kidnapped after police boarded the Jet2 flight to Bodrum, Turkey.

He was arrested on suspicion of assault and criminal damage, the Manchester Evening News reported.

Trouble erupted shortly after the plane left Glasgow Airport at 3:26 p.m. on Monday, September 21.

Barely half an hour into the flight’s start, as it headed over the North Sea, the captain decided to turn around and make an unscheduled stop at Manchester Airport, landing shortly after 4 p.m.

Airport-based police board the plane and abducted the passenger. He was arrested and now faces a possible criminal charge and a huge bill from the airline.

The vacation jet was able to continue its journey and landed in Bodrum that evening without further interruption.



The flight had been in the air less than an hour before being forced to divert to Manchester

A Jet2 spokesperson said: “Our Glasgow-Bodrum flight was rerouted to Manchester Airport on September 21 due to aggressive behavior from a disruptive passenger. We would like to thank our highly trained crew, as well as the Greater Manchester Police who unloaded the passenger. , for their handling of this situation.

“As a family friendly airline, we will not tolerate this type of behavior. Customers traveling on their well-deserved vacation, as well as hardworking colleagues who do their jobs, should not be subjected to this behavior under any circumstances.

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“We will take steps to ensure that the responsible individual is held accountable for their actions, while fully supporting the authorities in their investigations. ”

The airline refuses to provide further details.

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A statement from Greater Manchester Police said: ‘Police officers based at Manchester Airport were called in to deal with an incident at around 4:20 p.m. on Monday 21 September following a report of a disruptive passenger on board of a theft.

“Officers were present and a 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and criminal damage.

“He was released on bail by the police pending further investigation. “

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