Disruption

Air Berlin Jet Diverts to Turkey to Kick Out Elderly Woman for Using Wrong Toilet

Monday, October 26, 2015
By George Hatcher
Air Berlin Jet Diverts to Turkey to Kick Out Elderly Woman for Using Wrong Toilet

An Air Berlin flight made an emergency landing at Erzurum Airport in Turkey, on October 21. The pilot requested an emergency landing after an elderly Slovakian woman used the toilet reserved for business class travelers. The plane was en-route from Vienna, Austria to Abu Dhabi, UAE at the time. According to Edita Kmetova, 60,... »

Southwest Plane Returns to LAX after Physical Altercation Between Passengers

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
By George Hatcher
Southwest Plane Returns to LAX after Physical Altercation Between Passengers

Southwest flight 2010 had to return and make an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport, California, on October 18. According to the airline, the plane was heading to San Francisco when the the pilot declared emergency due to a physical altercation between two passengers. Some sources reported that a male passenger choked a... »

Condor Airlines Jet Diverts to Denver International Airport

Sunday, August 30, 2015
By George Hatcher
Condor Airlines Jet Diverts to Denver International Airport

A Condor Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Denver International Airport, Colorado, on August 28. Authorities said the plane, en-route from Las Vegas to Frankfurt, was escorted by two fighter jets after the pilot declared an in-flight emergency due to a ‘disturbance on the plane.’ The Boeing 767 landed uneventfully and everyone aboard... »

Ryanair Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Athens due to a Disruptive Passenger

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
By George Hatcher
Ryanair Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Athens due to a Disruptive Passenger

A Ryanair flight en route from Thessaloniki, Greece to Paphos, Cyprus, had to make an emergency landing in Athens due to a disruptive passenger. The plane took off at about 10 p.m. on June 23, with 168 passengers aboard. Soon after take-off, a 37 year old passenger claiming to be a “mechanic” started banging at... »

Flight diverts to Stansted

Saturday, September 21, 2013
By George Hatcher

A Sri Lankan Airlines plane en route from Colombo to Heathrow diverted to Stansted to make an emergency landing after two passengers endangered the plane. One of the passengers said “something” was in the luggage hold. The 267 passengers and crew were uninjured. The two passengers were taken into custody. One is undergoing medical... »

British Airways Diverts to Orlando with Drunken Englishman

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
By George Hatcher

BA2202 flight passenger Sean Jude Kelly was drunk aboard his flight from Cancun Mexico. Normally, he is a moneybroker from Kent. But after a week in Cancun drinking, he became a hooligan. On the flight home, he started threatening (278) passengers. Three hours after taking off from Cancun, the British Airways captain detoured to... »

Jump Seat Fake pilot arrested on US Airways flight

Monday, March 25, 2013
By George Hatcher

Philippe Jernnard was wearing an Air France shirt, a fake Air France badge, had an Air France bag and was carrying a falsified an Air France ID card when he boarded a US Airways Philadelphia-West Palm Beach flight. Instead of taking his seat in coach, he asked if there was room in first class,... »

Flight Attendants Delay Flight

Friday, September 21, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: American Eagle flight en route from New York to Washington DC Where: New York When: Sept 19, 2012 Who: 2 flight attendants Why: Pilot turns plane around when two Flight attendants fight on American Eagle Flight. Flight 3823 was delayed for four hours. Lucky passengers. Apparently this happened wednesday, and on Thursday management... »

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