By Euro Weekly News Media • 12 December 2018 • 10:00
A couple whose violent argument caused a Jet2 flight to Spain to divert to Portugal has been fined and banned from the airline for life.
Flight LS1507 from London Stansted to Gran Canaria, Canary Islands on 6 July 2017 was forced to land in Faro, Portugal after a British couple had a violent fight on board.
55-year-old Ronald St Ville and 65-year-old Pauline Gordon allegedly began arguing using foul language on the Spain-bound flight.
The couple then reportedly started hitting one another forcing the cabin crew to intervene.
Pilots made the decision to divert the plane to Faro, taking into consideration the rest of the journey was over water.
The crew were reportedly unable to perform their duties and keep the couple from fighting at the same time.
The couple have been charged for “recklessly or negligently acting in a manner likely to endanger an aircraft”.
Jet2 has issued a lifetime flying ban to the couple and have taken legal steps to fine the pair to recuperate the costs incurred after diverting the plane.
The total fine to be paid is estimated to be around €3318.
Phil Ward, the Managing Director of Jet2.com has gone on record to say: “This is the latest of many successful court rulings against disruptive passenger behaviour, showing once again that there are serious consequences if you act in a disruptive fashion onboard an aircraft.
Share this story
Subscribe to our Euro Weekly News alerts to get the latest stories into your inbox!
By signing up, you will create a Euro Weekly News account if you donâ€™t already have one. Review our
Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EuroWeeklyNews
Download our media pack in either English or Spanish.