Two arrested at Glasgow Airport for flight brawl

Two passengers were arrested at Glasgow Airport after brawling on an aircraft that was due to take off. Picture: Stephen Mansfield
Two passengers were arrested at Glasgow Airport after brawling on an aircraft that was due to take off. Picture: Stephen Mansfield
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TWO men have been arrested following an apparent brawl on a holiday jet as it prepared to take off.

The men were arrested on board a Thomson flight to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands as it prepared to leave Glasgow Airport today.

The flight was delayed by around an hour and a half as police boarded the plane to remove the unruly passengers and unload their bags.

A passenger on the plane, who did not want to be named, said: “Two people were put off the flight for fighting on the plane.”

Another added: “It just seemed to come out of nowhere really. They just erupted and it kicked right off.

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“The police came on board and quickly calmed it down and arrested the pair of them.”

The flight eventually took off around 11.30am - 90 minutes after it was scheduled to take off.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “At around 10.15am police were made aware of a disturbance on a plane at Glasgow Airport.

“Two men aged 53 and 54 have been arrested in connection with the incdent.

“A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”

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