Drunk British tourists flying from London to Chania on the island of Crete did not hesitate to beat even the pilot when he tried to intervene and put an end to the riots that occurred on board the WizzAir plane.
At least two drunk men molested, cursed and even beat other passengers, and the adventure in the hallway and seat of the plane was filmed by a passenger who posted it on social media.
@wizzair guessing this is the reason our flight was delayed (5 minutes prior to boarding) for 12 hours… we were then LOCKED in the airport by security with no explanations? Again now been delayed getting on for nearly 24 hours. #wizzair pic.twitter.com/WTIslAlsN1
— Alice Minter (@Minter_Al) May 11, 2022
According to eyewitnesses, two men in their 30s, from Bermondsey in South London, drank about a liter of whiskey with a third.
“The two men were obviously drunk and boasted that they had been drinking at the airport since 10 am. We knew we were going to be in trouble from the moment they sat in someone else’s seat and cursed him. I was surprised they were allowed to fly because they were aggressive even before we took off,” one woman told British daily The Sun.
“We didn’t dare to complain, because everyone was attacked and people were told: “When we get off this plane, I will crush you.” They smoked during the flight and drank constantly. They continued to be served alcohol, despite the fact that the passengers told the flight attendants that they must have drunk enough, ”said another passenger.
A 37-year-old passenger on the same flight said: “It was a complete mess. They were very aggressive throughout the flight. When the flight attendant told them that they would get off the plane when we landed and the police would escort them, they got angry. A group of men went to hold them back, but they started beating them.”
The pilot came out, the guy hit him too. He looked normal, but was very upset. “It was a shame.”
Local media reported that at least one of the troublemakers, a 31-year-old man, was arrested upon the aircraft’s arrival at Chania airport. One Canadian passenger was injured. The captain of the aircraft sued the brawler.
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According to a local news site zarpanewsa spokesman for WizzAir stated:
“On Wizz Air flight W95741 on the Gatwick-Chania route, a passenger became uncontrollable. The flight attendants handled the situation as they were trained and reported the incident to the competent authorities, who arrested the passenger upon arrival. Wizz Air confirms that the crew was asked to report to the airport police station to testify in the case.”
This is not the first time that british tourists suit disorder or fights, incl. and fatal. The fact is that Britain sends a lot of tourists to Greece on social programs, among which there are people who have been “sitting” for decades on unemployment benefits, as well as subjects who were previously in prison for hooliganism and other violent crimes.