37 C
Kuwait City
May 27, 2019
Home » Video: Sportsman makes air hostess cry, delays flight by 90 minutes
Khaleejtimes International

Video: Sportsman makes air hostess cry, delays flight by 90 minutes

The aircraft had to return back to the airport to allow police to board the plane.

An EasyJet flight to Belfast, Ireland, was forced to abort take-off after a rugby player onboard allegedly sexually harassed a female cabin crew member. The incident left the air hostess in tears and caused the flight a delay of 90 minutes as the plane returned to parking bay, waiting for police to arrive. 

According to a report in Daily Mail, a group of rowdy rugby players boarded the plane at Bristol Airport, England, at 1:10 pm on Friday and started creating chaos on the plane. According to passengers, one of them walked up to a female cabin crew member as soon as the routine safety demonstration was over.

“It was horrible, it was really dreadful. It was a group of about 20-30 men, aged in their 40s and 50s, and even at the gate they were making a real show of themselves. Some of them had definitely had a few drinks. They were being so loud you couldn’t hear yourself speak,” said a passenger, Rachel Davies, 40.

Davies added that after one the ruby players approached a female cabin crew member, an announcement was made about the take-off being cancelled. “One of the men got out of his seat, when we were all supposed to have our seatbelts on, and walked down the aisle towards two female members of staff. I couldn’t hear what he said to them, but one of the women said ‘I am treating this as sexual harassment’,” Davies added.

The accused was handed over to police and the plane finally took-off at 3:15 pm, after a delay of 90 minutes. “As police escorted him off, the lady in the cabin crew was in floods of tears, and was saying that she didn’t feel safe on that flight. It was quite intimidating. One of his friends left the flight with him, for support, and then we set off,” Davies said.

Speaking of the incident, a spokesperson for Bristol Airport said: “Any anti-social behaviour is not accepted by the Airport or airlines and is illegal. In worst cases such behaviour can result in fines, travel bans and custodial sentences. We would like to apologise to passengers for the delay and thank them for their understanding.”

MORE FROM Khaleej Times

  • Saudi Arabia

    The Saudi minister said the attack caused significant damage to the… READ MORE

  • General

    The planned new system will include an enhanced gratuity scheme and a … READ MORE

  • MENA

    The GCC secretary general describes the act as serious escalation… READ MORE

  • Philippines

    Nearly 62 million Filipinos have registered to choose among 43,500… READ MORE

Source link
Click here to read more news from @khaleejtimes

Related posts

UAE launches six-month multiple-entry visa

KT Mobile

Health Ministry ready to face any emergency in the region


Weather: Rough sea, waves up to 7ft high to hit UAE offshore

KT Mobile

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Please spend a minute

Gulflance Poll

Which is worst social media?
Vote Now
Sign-up for exclusive content. Be up to date with Gulflance

You're currently offline