A Jet2 flight that departed Manchester for Turkey had to divert after a mid-air fight between two passengers.
Around 9:15 a.m. on Monday, a Jet2 flight left Manchester Airport for Antalya, Turkey. Originally scheduled to arrive almost four and a half hours later, the plane landed in Vienna around 11:40am due to a mid-air incident almost two and a half hours into the trip.
In the afternoon, the flight left for Antalya after more than an hour’s delay, before arriving shortly after 3 pm.
Just before 12pm, Jet2 sent a text message to passengers onboard the flight apologising for the incident.
The message read: “Hello, we are sorry that due to the disruptive behaviour of a fellow passenger, your flight has been diverted to Vienna”
Jet2 sent a text message to passengers onboard the flight just before 12pm, apologising for an incident.
The message read: “Hello, we are sorry that due to the disruptive behaviour of a fellow passenger, your flight has been diverted to Vienna.
“We are working on a situation to get you on your way as soon as possible.”
One passenger onboard the plane claimed that a female passenger became disruptive “about an hour and 20 minutes” into the flight.
She told the sun reporter : “There was lots of noise. Then she came to the front of the plane.
“She was really angry towards Jet2 staff and wouldn’t calm down. Her voice was getting louder and more aggressive – she was shouting in people’s faces.
“People were saying she was kicking off at the airport before she even got on the plane. Then some people said it was over babies crying on the flight.
“A customer said something and she slapped him in the face. Then a man got up to try and calm the situation before taking her to the back of the plane.”
After that, the passenger claims the decision was made by staff to divert the plane.
As the plane landed, the woman reportedly slapped another passenger as she left the airline.