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Compass Airlines Flight Diverts to PDX due to Disruptive Passenger

Compass Airlines flight CP-6054 made an emergency landing at Portland International Airport, Oregon, on February 13th.

The plane heading from Seattle, Washington, to Los Angeles, California, was diverted due to a disruptive passenger. It is believed that the passenger, identified as 21-year-old Douglas B. Smyser, kept walking toward the cockpit and had to be restrained.

The plane landed safely.


Ryanair Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Madrid

Ryanair flight FF-655 made an emergency landing in Madrid, Spain, on February 14th.

The plane heading from Glasgow, Scotland, to Malaga, Spain, was diverted after a fight broke out between two passengers.

The plane landed safely. Police escorted out and detained one passenger.

EasyJet Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Edinburgh Airport

EasyJet flight EZY-1805 made an emergency landing at Edinburgh Airport, Scotland, on January 28th.

The plane heading from Manchester, England, to Keflavik, Iceland, was diverted due to a disruptive passenger.

The plane landed uneventfully. The police escorted the unruly passenger out of the plane.

American Airlines Plane Diverts to Kansas due to Disruptive Passenger

American EagleAmerican Airlines flight 622 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport, Wichita, Kansas, on November 3.

The plane, en-route from Phoenix, Arizona, to New York, had to divert due to a disruptive passenger. Jason Baroletti, 38, was threatening to kill passengers when he was refused beer.

The plane landed safely.

All 126 passengers and 6 crew members remained unhurt.

Cebu Pacific Plane Diverts to India due to Disruptive Passenger

downloadCebu Pacific flight 5J-7945 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, India, on the morning of July 30.

The Airbus 330-300 had to be diverted due to a disruptive woman passenger, identified as Jeane T., who first complained of sickness and then informed the crew about a bomb in the plane.

The plane en-route from Dubai, UAE, was transporting 430 passengers and 12 crew members to Manila, Philippines, at the time.

The plane landed uneventfully and everyone aboard remained safe.

The plane was cleared to depart after security clearance while the woman was handed over to the Philippines Embassy in India.

British Airways Flight makes Emergency Landing after Passenger Hits his Wife

britishairwaysBritish Airways flight 474 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts on July 8.

The pilot had to divert the plane after a drunk passenger, Darren Halliwell, allegedly hit his wife, Sharon Halliwell, mid-air. The plane was en-route from London Heathrow Airport, UK, to Houston, Texas, at the time.

The plane landed uneventfully.

Authorities confirmed that the 48 year-old company director would have to face 2 and a half-year prison sentence after assaulting his wife.

United Airlines Flight Diverts to Belfast After Passenger Demanded More Nuts

United airlinesA United Airlines flight had to divert to Belfast International Airport in Northern Ireland, on the evening of June 20.

The plane was on its way from Rome, Italy to Chicago when a 42-year-old passenger Jeremiah Mathis Thede asked for nuts or crackers. Authorities said he was given some nuts but he kept-on demanding for more and showed an erratic behavior. The pilot became concerned due to situation and decided to make an emergency landing.

The plane landed safely and all 282 passengers were flown to Chicago next day.

Russian Plane Makes Emergency Landing due to Singing Passenger

A Russian plane had to make an emergency landing at Chelyabinsk Airport in Russia, on June 19.

The plane took off from Irkutsk, Siberia and was heading to Moscow when it had to land in Chelyabinsk due to a psychotic woman, who was singing songs and throwing water on the passengers.

The plane landed safely.

The woman, who is believed to have Russian and Israeli citizenship, was taken to a local psychiatric hospital.

Ryanair Flight Diverts to Denmark due to Disruptive Passenger

RyanairA Ryanair flight had to make an emergency landing at Aarhus Airport in Denmark on February 10.

The flight, en-route from Riga, Latvia to Dublin, Ireland, had to be diverted after a drunken male passenger stripped off his shirt and started punching the cabin walls. The fellow passengers and crew members restrained the man while the pilot decided to make an unscheduled landing in Denmark.

The plane landed uneventfully and the man was arrested by East Jutland Police.

According to an airline spokesperson, “This flight from Riga to Dublin diverted into Aarhus after a passenger became disruptive in-flight…On arrival, police removed and detained this passenger before the aircraft departed to Dublin. We are fully assisting the police with their investigations and the individual has been banned from travelling on our airline…We will not tolerate unruly or disruptive behaviour at any time and we sincerely apologised to other customers for any inconvenience caused. The safety and comfort of our customers, crew and aircraft is our number one priority.”

Escape Raft Falls Out as Air India Passenger Opens the Door at Moscow Airport

airindia2Last week, the escape raft of an Air India Dreamliner fell out while it was preparing to take off at Moscow airport, Russia.

The plane was being pushed back for takeoff when a passenger opened a door, resulting in the raft falling onto the aerobridge. The passenger later told the airline officials, “I was about to take my seat when I heard a staffer knocking on the window asking to open the door. So I opened the door without realizing that I shouldn’t have opened it.” Another passenger said, “As the door opened, there was a sudden hissing sound, followed by a loud thud, and that was when the flight attendants noticed the passenger’s errant behaviour. It was too late to stop him.”

The incident could cause serious injuries to the on-ground crew and vehicles if the rift had not fallen on the aerobridge.

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