A Thomson Airways flight from Enfidha, Tunisia to Edingurgh, Scotland had to be diverted after a woman allegedly became belligerent, slapped a child, was "swearing blue murder" and attacked a flight attendant with her prosthetic leg.
Depending on your sense of humor, it gets better (or worse) from there. Another passenger on the flight said the woman demanded cigarettes and a parachute. Perhaps she took the "You may smoke on the wing, if you can light it" joke too seriously. The 48 year-old, unemployed female was also accused of throwing food around the cabin, and was arrested upon landing at London Gatwick Airport.
Thomson Airways released a statement reading:
Thomson Airways would like to apologise to passengers for the diversion into Gatwick airport of flight TOM 297 travelling from Enfidha, Tunisia to Edinburgh on 30th July.
Unfortunately a passenger became disruptive on board and as a last resort the captain decided to divert the flight to Gatwick.
Upon landing, the aircraft was met by local police and the passenger was removed for questioning.
We would like to reassure customers that their safety is our priority at all times.
Thomson Airways operates a zero tolerance policy with regards to any disruptive behaviour on board and incidents of this type are extremely rare."