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November 10, 2017 Headline News No Comments Email Email

A Qatar Airways flight was forced to divert on Sunday when a woman created a disturbance after allegedly discovering, through ingenious use of her husband’s thumb, that he was cheating on her.

Flight QR972 from Doha, Qatar was headed to Bali until the pilot diverted the plane to Chennai, India, over the disruption.

According to a report in the Times of India, the discovery of infidelity was made through a volatile blend of high technology and human suspicion. The woman, travelling with her husband, apparently unlocked his phone by placing his thumb on it while he was sleeping. The phone presumably used fingerprint-based locking technology.

Having gained access to her sleeping husband’s phone records, the suspicious woman (who had been drinking, according to the Times of India) made a dreadful discovery.

She woke her husband and things got rough. A fight between the woman and her husband is said to have spread to involve flight attendants who were trying to calm the situation.

At that point, the pilot decided to divert the plane to Chennai, where the Iranian family – husband, wife and their young child – were offloaded, no doubt to have a spirited discussion in the terminal. The plane resumed its journey to Bali.

Authorities in Chennai detained the family in the terminal until the woman was deemed sober. The family was then placed on a flight to Kuala Lumpur from which they could connect to Doha.

The account quoted a Central Industrial Security Force official who said: “On November 5, at about 10 am, Qatar Airways flight QR-962 (Doha-Bali) was diverted to Chennai.

“A lady along with her husband and a child, all Iranian nationals, were offloaded by Qatar Airline as the lady passenger (who was intoxicated) misbehaved with crew members inflight.  They were sent to Kuala Lumpur by Batik Air flight 6019 for further travel to Doha.”

Qatar Airways said in a statement that it did not comment on individual cases, out of respect for passenger privacy.


Written by Peter Needham




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