British man misses honeymoon after air rage forces emergency landing

Drunk man forces Thomas Cook flight diversion to Bermuda

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British man misses homeymoon after air rage forces emergency landing

A man has missed his honeymoon and caused a Thomas Cook holiday flight to be diverted after getting drunk and abusing cabin crew and fellow passengers onboard.

Mohammed Khelya, 22, was reportedly drinking from a bottle of vodka when he became aggressive on the flight from Manchester to Cuba on Tuesday.

Cabin crew members asked him to stop drinking and he said: "What if I f***ing am?" and "I'm going to f***ing kill you and I'm going to kill everyone after."

He also began spitting at them and a blanket was used to cover his mouth after he was arrested and detained at the back of the plane.

The plane was diverted to the LF Wade International Airport in Bermuda, and the flight was greeted by police officers, who escorted Khelya off the plane.

Khelya, from Lancashire, was fined $3,000 after admitting disruptive behaviour before magistrates in Bermuda.

He was fined $2,000 for being drunk on the aircraft and another $1,000 for being abusive towards flight staff.

According to the Daily Telegraph, he said in court: "I don't know how I'm going to forgive myself," and, referring to his new wife, added: ""I don't know how she's going to forgive me."

The Mirror reports that a Thomas Cook spokeswoman said:"We operate a zero-tolerance policy towards any behaviour on board our aircraft that affects the safety and welfare of our customers and crew."

It is understood his wife has already flown home without him.


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