Chaotic scenes as “legless passenger” forces Easyjet flight to divert to Lisbon

An easyJet flight from Manchester to Marrakech was diverted to Lisbon because a ‘legless’ passenger allegedly grabbed one of the cabin crew by the neck, and racially abused others.

The flight, carrying 200 passengers, was met by emergency services.

Holidaymakers had to stay in hotels overnight, completing the rest of their journey the next day, reports the Daily Mail.

No mention was made of what happened to the “legless passenger”, though the Mail appears to have been implying that “the number of air passengers arrested for drunken misbehaviour on British flights or at British airports has risen by 50 per cent in the past year”.

Citing a recent BBC Panorama programme, the Mail went on to give other examples of Brits caught up in less than edifying inflight behaviour.

As for this latest incident involving a touchdown in Lisbon, one passenger is quoted as Tweeting: “’Well played easyJet letting p****d passengers on a flight that racially abuse cabin members and disrupting people’s holidays to Marrakech.’