EasyJet plane turns back from taking off TWICE as separate fights break out on Manchester flight bound for Alicante
- Passengers were drinking their own alcohol in the terminal and on the flight
- Greater Manchester Police removed the brawlers, only for others to fight
- The scraps ended up delaying the journey to the Spanish city by three hours
An easyJet plane turned back from taking off twice as separate fights broke out on a Manchester flight bound for Alicante.
Boozing flyers interrupted the trip before the aircraft had even had a chance to leave the tarmac.
Two scraps erupted on the aircraft before it could take off, forcing the pilot to stall the journey.
Police removed two sets of brawlers from the flight at Manchester Airport before it had even left the tarmac (file image)
Police escorted separate sets of brawlers from the plane and delayed the flight for three hours on Thursday afternoon, Manchester Evening News reports.
Customers had been necking their own alcohol on board and prior to getting on flight EZY1919.
Greater Manchester Police were deployed to the aircraft to remove all disruptive passengers.
It eventually left for the Spanish seaside city and a spokesperson for the budget airline confirmed officers had attended.
Customers had been necking their own alcohol on board and prior to getting on flight EZY1919 at Manchester Airport (file image)
They said: ‘We can confirm that the flight EZY1919 from Manchester to Alicante returned to stand on two occasions as a result of two separate groups of passengers on board behaving disruptively.
‘We are aware that some passengers were drinking their own alcohol on board and prior to the flight in the terminal. Police met the aircraft to remove the passengers before it continued to Alicante.
‘EasyJet’s cabin crew are trained to assess and evaluate all situations and to act quickly and appropriately to ensure that the safety of the flight and other passengers is not compromised at any time.
‘Whilst such incidents are rare, we have take them very seriously, and do not tolerate abusive or threatening behaviour on board. The safety and wellbeing of customers and crew is our highest priority.’
Greater Manchester Police have been approached for a comment.
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