Dramatic moment British Airways crew forced to restrain 'drunk man on flight after he tried to PUNCH passengers'
5th December 2018

Staff were filmed using what appear to be seat belts, with passengers coming in to help control the situation on the flight from London Heathrow to Singapore last night.

The footage shows the man bundled onto a seat, with a passenger saying he had been "jumping up" in an attempt to punch others after downing a bottle of spirits.

A passenger said she was horrified as the chaos unfolded just a few seats away from her on the overnight BA15 flight that landed this morning.

She told The Sun Online: "It was about three hours after we took off – this passenger sitting in front of us was getting more and more agitated.

"He was drinking a bottle of spirits he'd somehow managed to bring onto the plane from duty free.

"He was getting really upset.

"The crew were trying to calm him down but it just kept getting worse."

She added: "He was jumping up and trying to punch other passengers and this really tough-looking bloke had to step in.

"He pinned him down by one of his arms in some kind of arm lock and held him there until crew could strap him to a seat."

He calmed down after that but it was terrifying – at one point they thought they'd have to turn the plane around.

"Police met him off the flight at Singapore airport."

A British Airways spokesperson said: "The crew on board reassured customers, moved nearby passengers to alternative seats, and arranged for police to meet the aircraft.

"This sort of behaviour will not be tolerated, and the appropriate action will always be taken​.​

​"Our customers and crews should be able to enjoy their flights, and not suffer any form of abuse."

It comes after a British Airways flight from Gatwick to Ibiza was forced to abort after a fight broke out on board.

Four passengers were hauled off the aircraft at Gatwick and the flight was delayed by two hours.

The plane had been due to take off at 10.30pm on Thursday when the brawl broke out.

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