EZY Flight Turns Back After Mid-Air Fight
LHRjc From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 1964 posts, RR: 19 Posted Fri Apr 14 2006 21:37:02 UTC (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3516 times:
Just found the below... I did a quick search but found nothing. Apologies if it's already been posted. This is my first post on a.net so please go easy on me
A Newcastle-bound flight was forced to turn back to Belfast after a fight broke out on board, it has been revealed.
The easyJet pilot decided to return to Belfast International Airport minutes into the flight after a number of passengers became disruptive.
Ten men were questioned by airport police and warned about their behaviour following the incident, which happened late on Thursday afternoon.
An airport spokeswoman said there were no arrests and confirmed the flight, which was carrying 139 passengers, took off 90 minutes later.
The men, who are believed to be from England and Northern Ireland, were not allowed back on board and had to make their own travel arrangements.
An easyJet spokesman said: "I can confirm an incident occurred on flight EZY554 from Belfast to Newcastle, which caused the plane to turn around.
"The nature of this incident will be investigated by police."
"Our 319's are very reliable. They get fixed very quickly."
Sunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1760 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted
Fri Apr 14 2006 23:45:55 UTC (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3345 times:
The fight broke out 10 minutes after take-off. It caused the
FAO flight to be delayed by around 12 hours. Apparently the 10 passengers involved in this were not arrested but were told to make their own way to NCL. I wonder if FlyBe carried them?
Formerly alcregular, Why drive when you can fly?
IFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted
Fri Apr 14 2006 23:49:57 UTC (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3333 times:
It will never cease to amaze me what can happen in an airplane. If this happened 10 minutes after take off, it's reasonable to assume there had been some aggression at the gate or while boarding or taxiing etc between the parties involved.
Thanks for posting. And welcome to a.net
BMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted
Fri Apr 14 2006 23:51:46 UTC (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3324 times:
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
Gkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25031 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted
Fri Apr 14 2006 23:58:23 UTC (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3295 times:
Good to see EZY flights into
NCL with good loads
When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
Glasgow From Australia, joined Sep 2005, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted
Sat Apr 15 2006 00:33:45 UTC (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3208 times:
these english dobbers again......!