'Jeremy Kyle at 37,000ft': Easyjet captain aborts landing after drunk passenger chaos

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Easyjet captain aborts Turkey landing after three drunk passengers cause chaos
Easyjet captain aborts Turkey landing after three drunk passengers cause chaos

A captain of an Easyjet plane from Gatwick to Turkey had to delay landing after three drunk passengers ran amok mid-air - in a scene described as "like Jeremy Kyle at 37,000ft".

The flight was delayed after the passengers ran wild in the aisles, and the captain would not land until all 155 holidaymakers were seated.

Police were called to the scene when the plane did finally land, but no arrests were made, reports the Daily Mail.

BBC journalist Neil Henderson, who was on the flight to Dalaman, compared the behaviour of the passengers to the unruly guests on Jeremy Kyle and tweeted: "Think I need therapy, never mind a holiday. It was like Jeremy Kyle at 37,000ft.

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He also said: "Recovering from crazy @easyJet flight to Turkey in which drunk passengers ran amok and caused the landing to be aborted."

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A spokesman for the airline confirmed the incident to the Mirror, and said: "EasyJet can confirm that flight EZY8843 from London Gatwick to Dalaman, Turkey, was met by police on landing following three passengers behaving disruptively during the flight.

"Whilst such incidents are rare, we take them very seriously. The captain took the decision to delay landing to ensure the passengers were seated correctly. The flight then landed safely and routinely.

"The safety and welfare of our passengers and crew is always Easyjet's highest priority. We would like to apologise to passengers for any inconvenience caused."

Meanwhile, an Easyjet plane from Manchester was forced to make an emergency landing at Belfast International Airport on Monday (2 June) following a technical fault.

The plane was met by emergency services, and was towed to a stand for a full inspection.

Passengers were all able to disembark normally, and nobody was injured. The plane is now back in service.



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