A Virgin Atlantic flight from London to Los Angeles was forced to make an emergency landing yesterday. in to remove an uncontrolled passenger.
Witnesses told Sun that the man whipped out during the “brawl”, claiming that he was trying to “kick out in windows” of aircraft before being handcuffed by US Marines who we also on flight.
Flight VS141 left Heathrow on schedule yesterday, but the 787 Dreamliner was diverted to land. in Salt Lake City, Utah, about two hours flight from its original destination.
Officers escorted a passenger who violated the rules down airplane steps in prison, seen on Pictures broadcast on in the city channel KUTV, in diversion that led to the delay of almost four hours.
The passenger was to be “physically detained by other passengers and flight crew members” while the aircraft was still in midairThe Salt Lake City Police reported this to the TV channel. in statement.
Officials did not release details. of riots, but reports claim the passenger was a Briton who was drunk during the flight and travel with his partner and child.
The source said Sun that the passengers were already “worried” before the plane left United Kingdom.
They said the passengers were waiting for two hours to drop off luggage at check-in and a few more hours get through security.
Airports this summer struggling with post-pandemic demand for travel in conditions of acute shortage of personnel.
An unnamed source told the newspaper that the man only stopped after the US Marines who was on board the “folded on his”.
A spokesman for Virgin Atlantic said the flight was redirected to ensure in safety of passengers.
A spokesman said: “Due to the disruption of a passenger on board flight VS141. operating from London Heathrow to Los Angeles on On Tuesday, July 26, the plane headed for Salt Lake City for met police authorities.
” safety and well-being of our clients and team are always our top priority and we will not tolerate any behavior that compromises this.
“We always want our clients have best experience when they fly with us and our flight attendants are well trained with any persons who may influence this experience for other”.
The plane landed at Salt Lake City International Airport, where police were called to the scene around 4:30 p.m.
After the man and his family were disembarked, the aircraft was refueled for rest of his journey.
As a result, the plane touched down at Los Angeles International Airport around 8 pm local time, almost four hours later than planned.
Airline apologizes to passengers for delay in a flight that usually takes 11 hours.