‘Drunk passenger’ causes flight disruption

Bristol Airport.

Bristol Airport. - Credit: Archant

A ‘disruptive’ passenger’s actions caused a flight from Bristol Airport to turn back before it left the country.

The Ryanair flight to Alicante was diverted back to Bristol just as it reached the Dorset coast on September 30.

Upon landing, a 53-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of being drunk on an aircraft.

Avon and Somerset police said the woman has since been released under investigation.

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A spokesman for the airport said: “The flight returned to the airport due to a passenger behaving in a disruptive manner.”

A Ryanair spokesman said: “The aircraft landed normally and the passenger was removed and detained by police upon arrival, before the aircraft departed to Alicante.

“We will not tolerate unruly or disruptive behaviour at any time and the safety and comfort of our customers, crew and aircraft is our number one priority.”

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