Woman dragged off Manchester Airport flight after becoming 'loud and abusive'
A woman who verbally abused her fellow passengers and staff on a flight to Manchester Airport was escorted off the plane by police yesterday, after being told by the captain to sit down and shut up.
The flight, a Sunday morning route from Cork to Manchester which landed at 9.30am, became an ordeal for the people on board after the woman became "loud and abusive" to the people around her. By the end of the hour and 15 minute flight, she was still screaming at one of the RyanAir hostesses.
People who were on board the same flight told CorkBeo that they were forced to wait on the tarmac for 25 minutes while Greater Manchester Police officers came to drag the abusive passenger off the plane, before the rest of them could get off. Staff tried to calm the woman, who some passengers thought could be under the influence of something.
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The trouble started soon after take-off, when passengers could hear a woman's voice being raised and what appeared to be a loud argument break out.
"The Captain came over the intercom and asked the woman to sit down and stop abusing passengers and staff," said one passenger.
"We got to Manchester, we had to wait for around 25 minutes, the police arrived and they were taking her off, she was still screaming at the air hostess"
Another passenger said the Ryanair crew were calm and professional, saying; "she was very loud, she could have been under the influence of something".
A spokesperson for Ryanair said: “The crew of this Cork to Manchester flight (11 Feb) requested police assistance after a passenger became disruptive inflight."
"Local police met the aircraft upon arrival at Manchester and removed this passenger from