Thomson Air Passenger Arrested For Storming Into Cockpit
A passenger aboard Thomson Airways Flight 6102 heading from Cardiff to Gran Canaria was trying to gain access into the cockpit and had to be restrained by passengers and crew. The man was arrested after the plane landed. Flight 6102 incident is believed to be isolated, with no terrorism likely involved. It is not clear if the man was intoxicated at the time. His name and the nationality have not been released yet.
Thomson Airways said the man "demonstrated aggressive behaviour towards customers and crew".
Just a week ago, Muhammad Abu Tahir, a passenger aboard AirTran Airways Flight 39 bound for San Francisco, caused the pilot to make an emergency stop after he interfered with the crew allegedly trying to cause damage to the aircraft. It was later determined Tahir was intoxicated.
Airlines are on alert for such security incidents after a failed Christmas Day bombing when Nigerian national Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253 with explosives hidden in his underwear.