Drunk and abusive Brit restrained by passengers after pilot appeals to 'cops or ...

Drunk and abusive Briton is restrained by passengers after pilot puts out appeal for 'any cops or soldiers' to help as Tenerife flight is forced to make emergency landing in Portugal A drunken British passenger forced a plane bound for Tenerife to land in Portugal The pilot appealed to 'firefighters, cops and soldiers' to help his cabin crew The drunk man hurled abuse at staff as he was bound in cable ties The plane landed in Faro which caused more than two hours of delay to the flight 

By Ross Ibbetson For Mailonline

Published: 12:47 GMT, 2 January 2019 | Updated: 19:54 GMT, 2 January 2019

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A drunken British passenger forced a plane headed for Tenerife to make an emergency landing after the pilot pleaded for help from 'cops or soldiers.'

The incident happened on board a flight run by Dutch budget airline Transavia from Eindhoven in the Netherlands to Tenerife in the Spanish Canary Islands on New Year's Day. 

One passenger on the flight, who wished to remain anonymous, said: 'He was shouting 'b*tch' and was behaving in a boisterous way.'

According to a Transavia spokeswoman, the unnamed man behaved increasingly aggressively towards other passengers and crew members once on the aeroplane. 

Portuguese cops can be seen hauling the passenger off the jet after he was bound in cable ties by the cabin crew and other passengers on New Year's Day

Portuguese cops can be seen hauling the passenger off the jet after he was bound in cable ties by the cabin crew and other passengers on New Year's Day

A flight attendant can be seen holding cable ties which were used to restrain the boisterous and abusive British man

A flight attendant can be seen holding cable

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