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‘Violent, disruptive, intoxicated’ man forces diversion

February 19, 2014 Aviation, Headline News 1 Comment Email Email

egtmedia59An violent disturbance by an unruly passenger has forced an American Airlines international flight from Chicago to London to make an emergency landing in Newfoundland.

The B777 aircraft had 187 passengers aboard.

The problem started, reportedly, when a 35-year-old American male refused to follow crew instructions. After an ongoing hassle, American Airlines Flight 86 made an emergency landing at Gander in Newfoundland to get the man off the flight.More-fun-in-the-Philippines_250X250px

The plane put down at Gander International Airport in the middle of the night, offloaded the drunk (who was said to be cursing, arguing and intimidating other passengers) and took off again.

Planes flying between big cities in the US and Europe occasionally have to put down in rural Canada because of technical problems or aggressive drunks on board.

In April last year, another flight between North America and Europe was forced to put down in northern Canada. On that occasion, an aggressive and intoxicated British passenger was wrestled to the ground and restrained by flight attendants and other passengers. That flight, operated by Air Transat, ended up making an unscheduled landing in Nunavut, one of the world’s most sparsely populated regions, consisting largely of islands and frozen Arctic seas.

The drunk was offloaded there and, as no other aircraft would carry him, was last heard of contemplating a lengthy ferry trip to get out before winter set in. He may still be there.

Written by : Peter Needham

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