NEWS is now emerging of how a drunken woman said to be from the Newcastle area managed to disrupt a flight and end up being arrested by police in Ibiza on May 1.
According to reports, passengers were astonished that the woman was actually allowed to board the Jet2 aircraft, which was due to fly from Ibiza to Newcastle, as she was clearly more than ‘tired and emotional,’ and as she staggered onto the plane she was already shouting and swearing at Jet2 employees.
When the aircraft was moving towards the apron to commence take off, the unnamed woman started shouting for water, and when she was asked to quieten down she started swearing again.
Quite correctly, in order to protect the safety of passengers, the Captain of the aircraft decided to abort take off, and advised the control tower of his decision. Subsequent to this, officers of the Guardia Civil entered the plane and removed the woman, who was handcuffed for safety.
The incident delayed the flight into Newcastle by an hour and a half, but Jet2 congratulated the crew on taking the initiative to have the passenger removed, in accordance with guidelines from their Onboard Together initiative, which encourages crewmembers to reduce the number of disruptive passengers.
This particular passenger has now been banned from travelling with Jet2 for at least 12 months.