Eight Poles disturbing order were forced by Portuguese services at the airport in Faro to leave the plane flying from Luton, England, to the Spanish island of Lanzarote, the police reported on Friday. As it was added, the forced landing required the police to use force against one of the aggressive passengers.
According to reports from the Portuguese services, the Ryanair plane deviated from the route after being informed by air traffic control that a group of passengers on board was behaving illegally, starting fights and ignoring the crew members’ commands.
“They disturbed order, shouting and repeatedly banging on the luggage compartment doors, and also drinking alcoholic beverages and disregarding the crew’s orders,” the police said. It was added that the group of Poles behaving badly were drunk.
One of the Poles was forcibly removed from the plane
A police report shows that officers boarded the plane shortly after it landed in Faro on Friday afternoon. They ordered aggressive passengers to leave the plane, which seven of them agreed to “without any problems.”
“One of them refused and was forcibly removed from the plane. The hostile and aggressive passenger was arrested for disobedience and resistance,” the police said. According to AFP, the arrested Pole also has a British passport.
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