Passenger Punches Pilot After Being Ordered Off Plane

A woman was arrested at Manchester Airport after punching an EasyJet pilot in the face after she was ordered off the flight to Cyprus yesterday.

The airline company issued an online statement saying: EasyJet can confirm that the police were called to attend flight EZY1973 from Manchester to Paphos prior to its departure on 11 May to assist with a disruptive passenger.

‘The passenger was subsequently arrested. The safety and well-being of passengers and crew is always EasyJet’s priority.

‘Whilst such incidents are rare, we take them very seriously, do not tolerate abusive or threatening behaviour on board and always push for prosecution.’

The flight, which was due to depart at 2.10pm, was delayed for nearly two hours and took off shortly after 4pm.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: ‘At around 2.20pm on Wednesday 11 May police were called to a disturbance on a flight which was due to leave Manchester and fly to Paphos.

‘On arrival police discovered a 25-year-old woman had been asked to leave the flight due to her behaviour.

‘When being escorted by flight attendants from the aircraft, the woman assaulted the captain of the aircraft.

‘The woman was arrested on suspicion of assault and officers also discovered she was wanted for drugs offences.

[Source: Sky News]

By: Lincoln Kyle September (


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