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Thomas Cook Flight Diverted to Bermuda due to Drunk Passenger

Thomas CookA 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.

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Man Fined for Aer Lingus Jet Lockdown due to Ebola Scare

Aer LingusAer Lingus flight EI433, carrying 142 passengers, was put in lockdown on Dublin airport, Ireland, on October 29.

The incident happened after an Italian passenger wrote ‘Attentione Ebola’ on a coffee cup and handed it over to a crew member.

According to an airport spokesperson, “A passenger on board an Aer Lingus flight from Milan has made a claim during the flight that he had the Ebola virus…As a precaution the plane’s captain alerted authorities and opted not to deplane passengers pending further investigations.”

The passengers were allowed to disembark after Roberto Binaschi, 56 was arrested, along with his wife, aged 51, and daughter,aged 23.

The health officials confirmed that neither of them had Ebola virus.

The female passengers were later released without any charge while Binaschi appeared in Dublin District Court and pleaded guilty to a charge of threatening and abusive behavior on board. He was spared conviction on condition that he will give €2,500 to charity.

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