A3xx900 From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 335 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 12085 times:
I did some search and couldn't find a topic on this:
Tonight a KLM turboprop plane on the way from AMS to HOQ (Hof/Plauen) got diverted to AGB (Augsburg), after a passenger got violent and assaulted the pilot.
The flight was a charter for an Augsburg-based company and was actually planned to be on a Polish White Eagle Aviation plane. That plane however had technical issues in AMS and the KL plane got chartered and was able to take off hours behind the scheduled T/O.
since AGB is closed at night, the flight was then planned to land in HOQ. One of the pax was seriously unhappy with this decision and shorthandedly entered the cockpit, assaulted the pilots and forced them to land in AGB. The pax was seriously drunk.
A342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4850 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 12036 times:
Quoting LTU932 (Reply 1): So, AGB, the destination for the tech stop according to the article, was closed for the night and they had to divert to HOQ, only to be forced by a drunken passenger to divert to AGB?
A3xx900 From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 335 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 11816 times:
Quoting A342 (Reply 4): The flight WAS SUPPOSED to be operated by the airline you mention, but the aircraft went tech and so a KL aircraft was chartered.
I wonder why there is no discussion on here about this?
And: With a plane full of coworkers, how could the pax succeed with forcing the plane to divert? Only by telling the pilot bad words? WHy didn't the other pax (his co-workers!) end this? maybe they were unhappy as well and didn't mind flying home?
Lamedianaranja From Venezuela, joined Nov 2004, 1246 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 11797 times:
But in the Dutch internet newspaper it says that the man gained entry to the cockpit. I do not believe that possible in any KLM aircraft?
It's been a terrible week! What's happening to our passengers?! On at least 2 other KLM flights a passenger was arrested after landing for fighting and/or unruly behaviour and on one occasion the crew even sedated a man.
Md95 From Italy, joined Apr 2005, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 11438 times:
Quoting A342 (Reply 2): So, AGB, the destination for the tech stop according to the article, was closed for the night and they had to divert to HOQ, only to be forced by a drunken passenger to divert to AGB?
Then everybody should have been happy! AGB was the original intended destination!!
Jorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3151 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7902 times:
Also read it on teletext and wondered about the thin how the man could get into the cockpit. On small airliners like the SWM Metroliner the cockpit is open on some flights but a 27 pax plane should be a bit bigger and fly with a closed cockpit door.
MH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1706 posts, RR: 29
Reply 19, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4620 times:
Guys & gals,
It was definitely NOT a KLM or KLC aircraft !!!
The flight was operated by SP-KCN, an White Eagle ATR42 in an all-white colour scheme, which had been parked at Schiphol-East for days, when the party was visiting AMS...