A drunk and noticeably upset passenger unleashed chaos on a Jet2 flight traveling from London, UK to Crete, Greece to the point of having to be controlled by flight authorities and dragged to the rear of the plane.
According to testimonies collected by British media, the man “urinated on his brother” who was next to him on the flight, and with whom he got into a fistfight moments later.
Alfie and Kenneth Springthorpe were fined $63,000. by the airline for the altercation they staged during the flight on May 3.
One of the passengers recorded the incident on video showing the moment one of the brothers is dragged down the aisle by a Greek policeman.
The drinker from South East London, he is shown bent over at a 90-degree angle and can barely stand up. Another plainclothes officer walks behind the noisy passenger to help remove him from the plane.
The Jet2 pilot was forced to divert the flight to Corfu to evict the brothers from the flight after a mid-flight fight.
A passenger said that staff found one and a half empty bottles of vodka under the seats where the disruptive duo was sitting.
The incident caused more than 200 passengers to have their holidays delayed by more than three hours and 45 minutes. Many passengers were also stranded on Crete for another day, with Jet2 having to provide hotels.
“Alfie and Kenneth Springthorpe, of Sidcup, exhibited a catalog of egregious behavior on board the plane that included causing harm, as well as unacceptable levels of aggression and even physical violence.”the airline said in a statement.
“As a result, the highly trained crew had no choice but to divert the plane, which was flying from London Stansted to Heraklion, Crete, to Corfu so that the police could unload them. This caused a delay of approximately three hours and 45 minutes before the flight continued safely to Crete.”they added.
The tourist who captured the footage shared the video on TikTok on June 1 and wrote: “Fight on Jet2 flight after one drunk brother urinated on the other because he’s too drunk to go to the bathroom. I’m not surprised after drinking 1.5 liters of Ciroc vodka on the plane.”
“We were waiting to take off and one of the flight attendants informed the cabin crew that she had given the younger brother a first warning due to his obscene and inappropriate language.” the passenger told in the publication.
“Once in the air, it was clear that the younger brother was drunk and the stewardess took an empty bottle from them.”he added.
He said that when they were about two and a half hours into the flight the older brother got up to go to the bathroom but he was so drunk he couldn’t stand up, so in his drunken state he urinated on his younger brother who responded with a punch that sparked the fight.
“The woman in the front seat was carrying a baby and they hit her, so we all pushed her away and the brothers were separated. The cabin crew asked the male passengers to come and help by sitting around them.”
“They continued to insult each other and then we were diverted to Corfu, where the Greek police approached. The younger brother and mother left the flight and the older brother was handcuffed and dragged off the plane because he refused to leave and could not stand up.“, said.
The younger brother apologized to the people, saying that he did not know how else to react to what happened and that he was quite upset but that he apologized for having affected everyone.
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