Passengers on a Lufthansa flight from Munich International Airport (MUC) to Sofia International Airport (SOF) were treated to an unwanted spectacle when a naked passenger delayed the flight by three hours.
Flight LH 1704 was due to depart MUC airport at 16:00 local time on June 23, 2023.
The Airbus A320 aircraft had not even taken off when a passenger, a 27-year old woman, reportedly started stripping off her clothes.
The aircraft then returned to the gate and a number of police officers were called inside the cabin to help restrain the passenger who had also been screaming.
German media outlet NTV reported that despite the officers’ intervention, the woman would not calm down or cover up. One of the police officers then tried to wrap a blanket around the woman.
The woman then bit the officer on the left forearm. At that point, officers had to use “immediate coercion” and the passenger was forcibly removed from the aircraft. She was then taken to a local hospital by state police.
The flight eventually took off more than three hours later than scheduled.