An allegedly drunk passenger forced a plane to make an emergency landing after he became aggressive toward crew and other travelers.
EasyJet flight EZY1805 was bound for Iceland from Manchester, England, on Monday night but was diverted to Edinburgh, Scotland, because of the incident.
A passenger posted on Twitter that a “drunken, aggressive” passenger was kicked off the plane when it made the emergency landing.
“I told him to stop being silly because he seemed drunk, and then he threatened me — although I think it may have been much more than just excess alcohol,” an eyewitness said.
Another passenger wrote on Twitter that the man then snapped his iPhone in half, which caused the battery to emit smoke.
Emergency landing in Edinburgh on my flight from Manchester to Iceland for a suspicious passenger who snapped his iPhone in half and lit his battery upon leaving the flight @BBCBreaking @itvnews @BBCNews #emergencylanding #manchestericeland #Edinburghairport pic.twitter.com/QQet8RE6X4
— AGΔ (@XAGouthelis) January 28, 2019
“Whilst such incidents are rare we take them very seriously and do not tolerate abusive or threatening behavior onboard,” easyJet said in a statement. “The safety and wellbeing of passengers and crew is always easyJet’s priority.”
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