A pair of allegedly drunk women recently forced the landing of a British Airways flight in France.
The flight was on its way from London’s Gatwick Airport to Tunis when the incident reportedly took place. According to ABC News, the women were so intoxicated and disruptive that the pilot was forced to divert the flight to Lyon, France.
The airline said in a statement:
“Our customers and flying crew deserve a safe and enjoyable flight experience. We do not tolerate any disruptive behavior onboard our flights. They were handed over to the custody of the French police and detained upon arrival in Lyon.”
The Daily Mail reports that both women had been drinking quite a bit during their scheduled flight on British Airways. At one point during the trip, the reportedly intoxicated individuals swore in front of children and boldly refused to return their seats.
To make matters worse, the pair allegedly threatened to track down and harm a flight attendant and her family. The intoxicated women also tried to force their way into the airplane’s cockpit and tried to catch a quick smoke in the bathroom.
“They decided they were going to meet the captain and marched towards the cockpit. It was very frightening,” one witness explained.
As a result of their unruly actions, both women have been banned from ever setting foot on a British Airways flight in the future. French authorities place both women under arrested when the plane landed. The intoxicated women reportedly spent an evening sobering up behind bars.
According to Sky News, both women were flown back to London on New Year’s Day. British Airways officials and UK police are currently looking into the incident.
What do you think should happen to the allegedly drunk women who forced the emergency landing of a British Airways flight?