Rowdy passengers lead to flight being turned back to Liverpool John Lennon airport

June 4, 2016 10:07 AM

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Major delays for passengers on board easyJet flight

A group of rowdy passengers on board a flight from Liverpool John Lennon airport to Amsterdam led to the plane being turned back.

The incident took place yesterday on easyJet flight EZY7009. The passengers who were being disruptive were met by police when the flight arrived back in Liverpool.

Unconfirmed reports said that up to 11 passengers on board the flight were causing a disturbance. There were a total of 146 passengers on board.

The drama led to major delays to passengers in both Liverpool and Amsterdam, with passengers having to stay overnight in hotels.

A passenger who was stuck in Amsterdam and wished to remain anonymous said: “It was really frustrating. We’d expected to fly back yesterday afternoon into Liverpool, but even though we cleared security we had to spend the night in a hotel.

“We were given updates on the situation, but it spoilt a lovely few days.”

A spokesperson for easyJet said: “easyJet can confirm that flight EZY7009 from Liverpool to Amsterdam on June 3 was overnight delayed due to a group of passengers behaving disruptively onboard which resulted in a diversion back to Liverpool.

“The safety and wellbeing of customers and crew is always our priority and upon landing the disruptive passengers were met by police.

“All passengers disembarked normally once in Liverpool terminal where they have been provided with information by our ground staff.

“Hotel accommodation and meals were also offered. The flight departed this morning, June 4, just before 8.30 from Liverpool.

“We would like to apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused by the diversion and thank them for their patience.

“easyJet does not tolerate any abusive or threatening behaviour and will always push for prosecution.”

Source: liverpoolecho.co.uk

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