Two drunk women force emergency landing after 'running riot' on BA flight

Two drunk women force emergency landing after 'running riot' on BA flightStock photo: Getty

A British Airways plane had to make an emergency landing in France after two drunk women ran riot during the flight.

The women, aged 50 and 43, racked up a list of anti-social behaviour that infuriated cabin crew, including: swearing in front of children; refusing to return to their seats; attempting to storm the cockpit; locking themselves in the loos for a smoke; and, according to one passenger, even threatening to kill the family of a BA air hostess.

According to The Sun, one passenger said: "They decided they were going to meet the captain and marched towards the cockpit. It was very frightening."

The pair had been swilling Malibu, the paper reported.

The pilot on the Gatwick-to-Tunisia flight decided he'd had enough, and diverted to Lyon, where French police boarded the plane, removed the passengers and put them in jail for the night.

They were then put on a return flight back to Gatwick.

BA is reportedly deciding whether the two should now be banned from flying with the airline for life.

A British Airways spokesman told the Daily Mail: "Monday's BA2664 service from Gatwick to Tunis was diverted to Lyon following the continued disruptive behaviour of two female passengers.

"Our customers and flying crew deserve a safe and enjoyable flight experience. We do not tolerate any disruptive behaviour on board our flights."

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