A FLIGHT from Gibraltar to London Gatwick on April 4 was proceeding quite comfortably until a short time before it was due to land when, according to The Sun – which is encouraging readers to support Gibraltar – a row broke out.
Speaking to an anonymous witness, it is claimed that a Gibraltarian coupled started to shout at a group of Spaniards sitting behind them, accusing them of provocation and staff on board were so disturbed about the potential of violence that they alerted the control tower to the problem.
When the easyJet flight landed, passengers were asked to remain in their seats and armed police officers boarded the aircraft and removed two passengers from the plane.
According to the Sussex Police “Officers boarded when the plane landed at Gatwick at 1.30pm. Two people were taken from the flight and given words of advice about their behaviour.”