Final Flight Leg: British Woman Arrested After Beating People on Flight With Prosthetic Limb

DRUNKWOMAN_2993122cA 48-year-old woman caused a Thomson Airlines flight to diverted to Gatwick airport after she began to yell profanities, throw food, and beat people with her prosthetic leg. The airline response below is quintessential British.

The woman is described as “off her face on drink” and started to demand cigarettes on the flight from Enfidha, Tunisia to Edinburgh. She allegedly had had a scene at the resort in Tunisia and then again on the bus to the airport. Once on the plane, she demanded cigarettes and then said she wanted a parachute to jump off the flight (an option that may have seemed a good idea for the other passengers). She is described as throwing food at flight attendants and “swearing blue murder.” She then allegedly slapped a young girl before assaulting crew with her prosthetic leg. After throwing the prosthetic leg, she then allegedly began to kick them with her good leg.

I thought that this British scene seemed familiar:

The airline issued the following statement to its customers:
“We would like to reassure customers that their safety is our priority at all times. Thomson Airways operates a zero tolerance policy with regards to any disruptive behaviour on board and incidents of this type are extremely rare.”

It is certainly comforting to know that a passenger beating people with her prosthetic leg remains the type of thing that is “extremely rare” on Thomson Airways.

Source: BBC and Telegraph

31 thoughts on “Final Flight Leg: British Woman Arrested After Beating People on Flight With Prosthetic Limb”

  1. I imagine the fines for such outrageous behavior will cost her an arm and a leg.

  2. I hope the police confiscated her prosthetic as evidence although that leaves here without a leg to stand on in court.

  3. She’s lucky this flight was not under the Special Aircraft Jurisdiction of the United States. If found guilty she could be looking at several years in federal prison.

  4. Republican House votes to sue President. Law blog chooses to post on zombies and crazy woman on plane.

    1. The President deserves to be sued, so what is the point of discussing it. The zombie thing is interesting as is the drunk on the plane. You need a sense of humor transplant.

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