Drunk dad jailed for ‘worst case of disorder ever seen’ on flight from Spain to UK

DRUNK DAD: The incident happened on a Jet2 flight from Las Palmas in Gran Canaria to Newcastle. File image. Photo credit: Shutterstock

A 31-YEAR-OLD man has been jailed for 13 months after a shocking drunken incident on a Jet2 flight from Las Palmas in Gran Canaria to Newcastle on January 10.

Newcastle Crown Court heard how father of one, Stephen McGee, was unhappy about a delay prior to take-off and told other passengers he was “getting p*ssed off.”

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The crew refused to serve McGee alcohol prior to take-off but, once the plane was in the air, the court was told he downed three cans of beer and a small bottle of wine.

McGee threatened his wife and another passenger in an ugly incident that cabin crew described as the ‘worst case of disorder’ they had ever seen.

The drunk dad was arrested by police when the flight landed in Newcastle.

McGee admitted being drunk on board an aircraft, behaving in a threatening, abusive or insulting manner towards cabin crew and obstructing a police officer in the execution of his duty.

He was sentenced to 13 months imprisonment.


  1. Finally an appropriate punishment. Too often these idiots just get a slap on the wrist and threats of being banned from that airline that I doubt are enforced. I wonder if this will act as a deterrent factor or whether these numpties who kick off on a plane are too stupid to think straight once they have downed a few beers and will carry on ruining flights for everyone.


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