Two Dutchmen sitting next to the flatulent passenger reportedly asked the man to stop. When he refused and continued to break wind aboard the Transavia Airlines flight from Dubai to Amsterdam Schiphol, the pilot made an emergency landing after a fight broke out.
The airline crew allegedly did not help the passengers after their complaint, leading to a fight between the men. The altercation continued and forced the airplane to be diverted to Vienna Airport, where it made an emergency landing.
Once the plane landed, the police boarded the plane and removed two women and two men whom the pilot reported as “passengers on the rampage.”
The women, two sisters, were removed from the flight and are now taking the airline to court, claiming they were not involved in the alternation. Nora Lacchab, a 25-year-old law student, called the removal “humiliating.”
“We had no idea who these boys were, we just had the bad luck to be in the same row and we didn’t do anything. All I will say is that the crew were really provocative and stirred things up,” Lacchab said.
The four passengers were released from police custody without being charged, however, all have been banned from flying Transavia Airlines in the future.
“Our crew must ensure a safe flight. When passengers pose risks, they immediately intervene. Our people are trained for that. They know very well where the boundaries are. Transavia is therefore square behind the cabin crew and the pilots,” the airliner said in a statement.
— Alfred Dekker (@pr8sport) February 12, 2018
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