Passengers of Easyjet Flight Removed after Treating 'Plane Like Nightclub'

Published June 3rd, 2018 - 05:00 GMT
An easyJet flight from Bristol Airport to Prague was cancelled. (Twitter)
An easyJet flight from Bristol Airport to Prague was cancelled. (Twitter)

An easyJet flight to Prague was cancelled and more than 140 passengers were removed from the aircraft after a group of revellers 'treated the plane like a nightclub'.

The holidaymakers were so disruptive that the flight from Bristol Airport didn't make it off the runway last night.

'A group of people were taken off the flight and one, a 32-year-old man, was later arrested for a public order offence,' an Avon and Somerset Constabulary spokesman said.

Bristol Airport confirmed that one arrest had been made for a public order offence.

Policeman Nick Falconer shared pictures from the scene on Twitter showing several officers and police cars on the runway.

He described it as a 'pretty eventful shift' and revealed it was his first 'incident airside'.

Bristol Airport's police team released a statement on Twitter which read: 'Disappointing behaviour of a few who ruined a Friday flight from Bristol Airport, not just for their mates, but for the 140+ who's flight was cancelled as a result of their follow-up actions. It's an aircraft - not a nightclub.'

They used the hashtag #DrinkResponsibly, suggesting alcohol may have been a factor.

An easyJet spokeswoman said: 'easyJet was required to cancel flight EZY6267 from Bristol to Prague yesterday 1 June due to a group of passengers behaving disruptively onboard which caused a delay, the flight was further delayed and then cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.

 

 

'easyJet's crew did everything possible to minimise the disruption for our remaining passengers who have been given the option of transferring their flight free of charge or receiving a refund.

'easyJet also provided hotel accommodation and meals for those passengers who required them.

'Our crew are trained to assess and evaluate all situations and to act quickly and appropriately to ensure that the safety of the flight and other passengers is not compromised at any time.

'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 safety and wellbeing of our passengers and crew is easyJet's highest priority.'

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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