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Plane Forced To Perform Emergency Landing After Passenger Lashes Out

Claire Reid

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Plane Forced To Perform Emergency Landing After Passenger Lashes Out

A plane had to perform an emergency landing after an angry passenger began lashing out at cabin crew.

Four members of security had to restrain and remove the man once the plane landed.

Credit: CEN

The flight, which had 114 passengers on board, was originally travelling from San Francisco to Mexico City, but had to be diverted to the city of Guadalajara in Mexico, after the man began attacking members of staff.

In a video filmed by a fellow passenger, the man can be seen kicking and lashing out at members of staff wearing high-vis jackets who attempt to usher him from the plane.

Credit: CEN

In the clip the irate passenger can be heard growling, while someone says: "He's biting."

Members of staff tell the man to 'calm down', but it appears to fall on deaf ears as he continues to lash out.

The unnamed man was eventually removed from the flight, but it's unclear if he will now face any charges for his actions.

Credit: CEN

So-called 'air rage' has become a major pain for cabin crew and airlines in recent years.

According to the International Air Transport Associationnational Air Transport Association, there were 10,854 incidents reported in 2016, an increase of 16.4 percent in two years.

In the UK, there has been a 600 percent increase of 'disruptive passenger incidents' between 2012 and 2016.

Earlier this month, budget airline Ryanair called for airports to slap a 'two-drink limit' on travellers in an attempt to cut down on booze-fuel incidents on flights.

Ryanair has had enough. Credit: PA

In a statement the company said: "Ryanair has already taken a number of measures to prevent disruptive behaviour on its UK flights and customers are not permitted to consume their own duty-free purchases on board.

"Customers flying from Glasgow Prestwick and Manchester to Alicante and Ibiza are no longer permitted to bring duty free alcohol on board the aircraft - and those who have purchased duty-free alcohol will be asked to put it into the hold or leave their purchases behind."

Featured Image Credit: CEN

Topics: flight, Flying, Passengers

Claire Reid
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