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Flight diverts as naked Irishman demands sex from crew

October 23, 2015 Aviation, Headline News 3 Comments Email Email

egtmedia59A recent series of outrageous in-flight incidents, involving violence, indecency and maniacal conduct, has come to a head with the disturbing news that a drunk has stripped off all his clothing and asked a female flight attendant for sex – forcing an international flight to make an emergency diversion.

The man is reported to have boarded the SunExpress flight from Dublin to Izmir in Turkey with a large group of friends. SunExpress is a low-cost carrier based in Antalya, Turkey, and partly owned by Lufthansa.

The flight was forced to divert to Belgrade after an Irish citizen became uncontrollable, AirLive.net reported.

The man, identified by the Serbian Interior Ministry as an Irish resident, is said to have started stripping shortly after the flight took off, finally “taking off his underwear and starting to wave his penis around”.http://www.tourismlegal.com.au/

He is then said to have jumped naked from seat to seat and asked a flight attendant for sex.

Passengers on the flight have come forward and spoken to British media. They told the Daily Mail that the man’s friends were cheering him on.

The plane made an emergency diversion to Nikola Tesla airport in Belgrade, where its 120 passengers were escorted to a waiting lounge while police removed the suspect.

Passengers said the Irish group, who were wearing beachwear, were “so drunk they didn’t even know where they were”. They became aggressive while waiting at the Serbian airport and drank 250 pints of beer between them, delaying takeoff by 10 hours.

Witnesses spoke of a young woman in the group allegedly offering sex to airport employees.

The latest air-travel outrage follows a recent spate of bizarre in-flight incidents around the world. (See: ‘Calm’ man tries to strangle woman who reclined seat)

IATA is calling for firmer laws to deal with such behaviour.

Demands are also growing for tighter restrictions on how many drinks passengers may consume during a flight – though that won’t prevent intoxicated people boarding aircraft.

Another suggestion is to identify carriers with poor records and compel them to breathalyse passengers as they board. That, however, could trigger confrontations between passengers and airport staff or cabin crew.

Breathalysers cannot always identify travellers who have consumed drugs other than alcohol. Neither can they detect maniacs.

Written by Peter Needham

Currently there are "3 comments" on this Article:

  1. AgentGerko says:

    This is one of the problems with online check in. There’s nobody to see how pissed these people are. I don’t card if they get offended by being breathalysed. I do not want these people getting on board aircraft.

  2. Safe Air Travel for All says:

    Unfortunately the problem will never be overcome while alcohol is freely available for sale at airports and given the clout and unlimited budgets of lobby groups and industry associations I suspect passengers will continue to suffer delays and associated problems.

  3. Black list or deny boarding says:

    I don’t understand a few things;
    1. Penalty from airlines/airport etc…. involved in such incidents are not heavy / strict enough to deter some of them. worse case black lits them (there’s always idiots acting like this no matter how severe the penalty is but at least reduce the amount of those who cause such inconveniences to everyone else.
    2. For those drunken pax, no boarding until they sober & if they have to pay for change fee, they deserve it.

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