By Euro Weekly News Media • 01 August 2014 • 12:15
A drunken female caused a Thomson flight to be diverted after throwing her prosthetic leg at cabin crew. A Thomson airline was forced to divert off its flight path for an unexpected emergency landing at Gatwick whilst in transit from Tunisia to Edinburgh. The captain diverted his flight after reports from the cabin crew that a drunken female passenger was being abusive to other passengers and crew. The 48-year-old female from Edinburgh is believed to have had an altercation prior to boarding the aircraft and had consumed an amount of alcohol. Mid-flight and almost at their final destination, the captain was alerted to the female’s drunken behaviour. She is reported to have been shouting and swearing at fellow passengers and crew on board, shouting “I want cigarettes, and a parachute to jump off the plane.” The drunkard then slapped a young girl on board and assaulted cabin crew by removing and throwing her prosthetic leg at them. The female whilst being restrained by cabin crew continued to ‘kick out’ and kick the crew with her remaining leg and was eventually restrained in handcuffs. Police were ready and waiting for the flight where the female was arrested by officers from Surrey Police and taken away whilst the passengers and the aircraft remained on the tarmac for a further hour as police took statements from the passengers and crew.
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