A Jet2 passenger was removed from a plane after he reportedly tried to open the aircraft door mid-flight.
Jet2 flight LS124 left Milas-Bodrum Airport in Turkey at 10:30pm local time on July 2, 2023, and was due to land in Glasgow a few hours later.
However, the pilot initiated an emergency landing at Sofia Airport (SOF) in Bulgaria after the man allegedly tried to open the door.
“A man who was extremely drunk and sat in the emergency exit row attempted to open the door mid-flight. It looked like he’d maybe woken up and didn’t know where he was or anything. He was restrained by a woman who was on her own and an elderly man in another seat,” an unnamed passenger told the Mail Online.
When the Jet2 Boeing 737 landed in Sofia, police entered the aircraft and arrested the man.
Once the disruptive passenger was removed from the flight the aircraft continued on to Glasgow and arrived in the early hours of the morning.
The unnamed passenger praised the Jet2 crew for behaving so “professionally”.
“Flight LS124 from Bodrum to Glasgow diverted to Sofia Airport last night, so that a disruptive passenger could be offloaded by police. After a short delay, the flight continued to Glasgow,” a statement from Jet2 read.
The airline added: “We would like to apologize to all affected customers for any inconvenience caused. As a family friendly airline, we take a zero tolerance to disruptive passenger behavior, and everyone’s health, comfort and well-being will always be our number one priority.”