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Posted: 12/29/2005 9:10:05 PM EDT




www.manchesteronline.co.uk/men/news/s/193/193443_jet_pilot_dumps_drunk_on_isle.html

Jet pilot dumps drunk on isle

John Scheerhout


A DRUNKEN holidaymaker was dumped on a remote island after he launched a foul-mouthed tirade at the crew of a passenger jet.

The man, who had been drinking heavily, became so rude to cabin staff and passengers that the pilot diverted the four-hour flight from Manchester to Tenerife to make an unscheduled stop on Porto Santo, a tiny Atlantic island off the west coast of Africa just ten miles long by three-miles wide

When the Monarch Airlines Airbus A321 touched down, police frog-marched the ranting man off the aircraft.

It was unclear whether he was then charged or released.

However, it is understood the man is still a castaway on the Portuguese-controlled island, which is a two-hour ferry ride from the holiday island of Madeira.

Appeals

Trouble started when the passenger started shouting at crew and passengers shortly after the flight left Manchester.

The crew made numerous appeals for him to calm down as the plane cruised at 35,000 feet, but when he refused the captain decided to land and throw the man off.

He radioed ahead to sleepy Porto Santo airport to warn them of the unscheduled landing.

After the passenger was taken off and his luggage removed from the hold, the remaining 211 passengers on flight ZB558 took off again.

Late

The aircraft eventually arrived in Tenerife on Tuesday night, nearly four hours late. Hundreds of passengers returning home to Manchester on the same aircraft landed at 4.15am yesterday, also four hours late.

Bosses at Monarch, the Manchester-based Italian-owned airline, said they would not tolerate abusive behaviour.

A Monarch spokesman said: "Monarch Scheduled flight ZB558, operating on an Airbus A321 departing Manchester at 1615 and arriving at Tenerife at 1910, was forced to divert to Porto Santo after a passenger became disruptive and abusive towards staff onboard.

"Despite repeated attempts by Monarch scheduled staff to calm the individual, the passenger's behaviour did not improve and the decision was taken to divert to Porto Santo.

Caution

"The action was taken in the interests of all the passengers. That sort of behaviour is not acceptable.

"He was the given the chance to calm down and he declined it. He was given a form, a caution for his behaviour, and he refused to sign it."

The spokesman added that the passenger, who he "believed to be drunk", would not be welcome to return to Manchester on a Monarch flight, although it is understood the man had only purchased a one-way ticket.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 9:12:34 PM EDT
They should issue trincheons in the stupid drink cart. When some asshat like that starts up, crack his skull. Then dump him to the tarmac. After landing, of course.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 9:15:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SWO_daddy:
They should issue trincheons in the stupid drink cart. When some asshat like that starts up, crack his skull. Then dump him to the tarmac. After landing, of course.





Or at least while making a low-level pass over the landing strip.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 9:17:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 9:22:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2005 9:23:24 PM EDT by southeast_scrounger]
Decompress the cabin...everyone's oxygen mask drops except his. Repeat as necessary.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:28:11 AM EDT
Should have told him the next drink was on the house and slipped him a mickey.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:33:16 AM EDT
You know it must have been bad when all of his fellow passengers supported the dumping.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:34:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By nightowl7:
Should have told him the next drink was on the house and slipped him a mickey.



They could have made a "Blue Hawiian" with that blue toilet fluid!!
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:38:40 AM EDT
That's funny! I took the ferry from Madeira to Porto Santo last year. It's a speck of an island. I'm suprised that they have an airstrip that can land a big jet. They have a great golf course there!
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:41:25 AM EDT
strap a chute on him and kick him out
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:54:03 AM EDT
Stupid hurts
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:54:21 AM EDT




Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:57:15 AM EDT
He's lucky the crew didn't help him off the plane at 30,000 feet
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:59:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Stove_Pipe:

Originally Posted By nightowl7:
Should have told him the next drink was on the house and slipped him a mickey.



They could have made a "Blue Hawiian" with that blue toilet fluid!!

Do it! Do it!

Kharn
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:02:48 AM EDT
That's too funny!
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:52:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2005 8:53:14 AM EDT by -brass-]
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 9:06:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By -brass-:

Originally Posted By Stove_Pipe:

Originally Posted By nightowl7:
Should have told him the next drink was on the house and slipped him a mickey.



They could have made a "Blue Hawiian" with that blue toilet fluid!!



Bacardi 151
Orange / Grapefruit Juice
Blue Curaco for color
2 Grams Chloral Hydrate for effect

They should keep a stock of that for their "Emergency Passenger Pacifier"



That actually sounds like a tasty beverage! Barring the addition of the chloral hydrate....
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 9:08:33 AM EDT
Lawsuit pending if that happened here.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 9:13:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MTUSA:
Lawsuit pending if that happened here.



The dumping or the doping?
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