EasyJet passengers’ holiday feeling was no doubt dampened somewhat after they were delayed for almost an hour when a traveller allegedly caused havoc by locking himself in the loo. The man’s supposed action’s caused the first landing, on the route from Faro in Portugal to Gatwick in London, to be abandoned as the cabin was not sufficiently prepared. The craft then had to wait on the runway after arriving and taxiing, for police to be called and deal with the incident. Kieran Crowley, 44, was said to have only become disruptive when the final ‘fasten seatbelt’ signs lit up on board the budget aircraft.
He allegedly demanded he be allowed to use the toilet, where he promptly stayed for 10 minutes.
Flight attendants were said to have repeatedly knocked on the door, before being forced to unlock it.
One passenger, Tom Porter, told the Daily Mail a man on board was shouting at people and “telling them to die”.
He added: “The whole episode was shocking, and not what you want to see.”
EasyJet confirmed an incident took place onboard flight EZY8926 and said in a statement to the Independent: “While such incidents are rare we take them very seriously, do not tolerate abusive or threatening behaviour onboard and always push for prosecution.
easyJet: A man caused landing to be aborted and a 40 minute delay at Gatwick (Image: SWNS.com./Tom Porter)
“EasyJet’s cabin crew are trained to assess and evaluate all