One-legged drunk woman attacks cabin crew

Last updated 09:44 01/08/2014

Relevant offers

Travel Troubles

Pilots of Jet Airways flight with 150 people made a blind landing: investigation Second great white shark breaches tourist cage near Guadalupe Island in Mexico British actress Lisa Reily says she was mortified when she was weighed for a flight A woman live-tweets an alleged groping incident, then posted his photo when nothing was done First class passenger arrested for recording in-flight up-skirt video of flight attendant Miracle on the mountain: 15-year-old skier survives 8m crevasse plunge Regional airfares in New Zealand: Why are they so expensive? Disgruntled passenger Andy Slamans reclaims armrest in brave move Snakes on plane just 'legless lizards' Expedia customer Cara Viramontes left outraged by rude email and flight cancellation

A drunk woman on a Scotland-bound flight took off her false leg and started swinging it at cabin crew after staff refused her demands for cigarettes and a parachute.

The 48-year-old's antics forced the pilot to divert the flight to Gatwick Airport in London.

As police escorted the woman from the plane, relieved passengers broke into a rousing rendition of the Hokey Cokey.

The incident happened on a Thomson flight from Enfidha in Tunisia on Wednesday night (local time), The Scotsman reported.

Witness John Smith told the newspaper that the woman was "off her face on drink".

"She was shouting, 'I want cigarettes', and that she wanted a parachute to jump off the plane," he said.

"She slapped a young girl and then assaulted the cabin crew with her prosthetic leg. They took it off her, but she started kicking them with her good leg."

The woman was eventually restrained and put in handcuffs.

"When police came on board to escort her off the plane, people started singing the Hokey Cokey," Smith said.

Other passengers said the woman had been involved in a dispute at a resort in Tunisia, with the argument escalating on the bus to the airport.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content