A Thomas Cook flight had to make an unscheduled landing in Bermuda, at around 6 p.m. on November 24.
The flight was on its way from Manchester, England, to Cuba when a British man, identified as Mohammed Khelya, started threatening the flight crew, passengers and even his new wife. The pilot decided to divert to Bermuda while the crew members handcuffed the unruly passenger and kept him restrained at the back of the aircraft.
The Airbus A330 safely landed at LF Wade International Airport where the security officials arrested Khelya.
An airline spokesperson said, ‘Thomas Cook Airlines can confirm that flight TCX244 from Manchester to Holguin, Cuba, diverted to Bermuda and a customer was removed from the aircraft and detained by local police…We operate a zero-tolerance policy towards any behaviour on board our aircraft that affects the safety and welfare of our customers and crew.”
Khelya was presented in Bermudan court on Tuesday where Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo fined him $3000.