Saturday 15 June 2024

'Drunk' Jet2 holidaymaker is handcuffed and dragged off plane

A male passenger was forcibly removed from a Jet2 flight in handcuffs, with a seatbelt binding his legs, after he reportedly assaulted crew members and other passengers.

The aircraft, departing from Glasgow (GLA / EGPF) en route to Tenerife (TFS / GCTS) had to make an unscheduled landing in Shannon (SNN / EINN) for the removal of the individual.

Video captured by another passenger depicted the man, believed to be inebriated and clad only in shorts, being escorted down the aisle by Garda officers who took him into custody. He was restrained with his wrists handcuffed behind him and his legs seemingly secured with an aircraft seatbelt. The plane briefly touched down at Shannon Airport to offload the unruly passenger.

A representative for the Garda stated: "Gardaí from Shannon Airport apprehended a man in his twenties after an incident on a flight that was redirected to Shannon Airport this evening, Wednesday, June 12th, 2024, around 5:30 pm. (The Garda Síochána is the national police and security service of Ireland.)

"The Gardaí boarded the plane and detained the individual under the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act, 1997. He is presently held at a Garda station in County Clare under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

A spokesperson for Jet2 reported to the media: "We can confirm that flight LS155 from Glasgow to Tenerife was rerouted to Shannon Airport this afternoon to allow the police to remove a disruptive passenger."

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