Plane Diverts to Gatwick as Passenger Throws Food and Prosthetic Leg at Cabin Staff

By Gary Cutlack on at

A Thomson Airlines flight from Tunisia to Edinburgh was forced to land at Gatwick, after a passenger went berserk. Swearing was recorded, food was thrown and a prosthetic leg was also reportedly chucked at the flight team.

Sussex Police say the plane was diverted to Gatwick when the pilot grew concerned about the food and limbs flying around in his back seats, with the lady, said to be from Edinburgh, arrested on suspicion of using threatening behaviour upon landing. The airline apologised and said that a "passenger became disruptive" during the flight, without mentioning if one or more litres of duty free alcohol may have been involved. [Standard]