Police storm easyJet A320 after pilot orders emergency landing

easyJet Airbus A320-251N with the aircraft registration G-UZLL is taxiing for take off on the northern runway 08L of Munich Airport MUC EDDM
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Police in Germany stormed an easyJet flight at Munich Airport (MUC) and removed two passengers who were behaving “disruptively”.  

The Airbus A320 was travelling from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL) to Turkey on April 19, 2023, when the pilot ordered an emergency landing.  

According to the Liverpool Echo the flight was about two hours into its journey when the flight began circling above Munich due to the unruly passengers.  

When the flight landed the aircraft was surrounded by a large number of police and then several officers boarded the plane to remove the passengers.  

“Just under an hour into the flight the trouble started. Many passengers found it disturbing and felt unsafe with the drama unfolding,” a passenger told the Liverpool Echo. “This went on for some time, the cabin crew tried to intervene and then the captain decided to make an emergency landing at Munich to remove the guy, German police boarded the plane and removed them.  

The passenger praised the easyJet crew for remaining “very professional” and “calm”. 

“easyJet can confirm that the flight EZY3409 from Liverpool to Dalaman on 19 April diverted to Munich and was met by police due to two passengers behaving disruptively onboard,” a statement from the carrier read. “Whilst such incidents are rare we take them very seriously and do not tolerate abusive or threatening behaviour onboard. The safety and wellbeing of passengers and crew is always easyJet’s priority.” 

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