Thursday, 7 May 2015

Drunk Scot Diverts Thomas Cook Plane

A Thomas Cook flight from Scotland to Turkey was diverted to London Gatwick yesterday after a disturbance on board.

The flight from Glasgow to Dalaman was forced to divert after the pilot called police due to drunken passengers.  Passengers on the flight said they saw police officers board the flight when it landed at Gatwick early on Wednesday morning and arrested a man.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: "At 11.45am on Wednesday police went to a Thomas Cook flight which had just been diverted into Gatwick Airport on a flight from Glasgow Airport to Turkey. Officers arrested a man who was a passenger, on suspicion of being drunk on an aircraft. There are no reports of injuries or damage. The man is currently in custody for interview and further enquirers.

A spokesman for Gatwick Airport said: "We can confirm a flight from Glasgow to Dalaman was diverted and landed at Gatwick at 11.15am. The incident is being dealt with by police and the flight continued to its destination."

It's not the first time police have been called following disorder on board a flight from Glasgow in recent weeks. As reported in The Daily Record a drink fueled stag party caused chaos on a Jet2 flight from Glasgow to Benidorm - read more here.

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