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    Airbus pilot maroons drunken passenger on desert island
    By Nigel Bunyan
    (Filed: 30/12/2005)

    A drunken holidaymaker has been dumped on a desert island after launching a foul-mouthed tirade at the crew of a passenger jet.

    The unwilling Robinson Crusoe will only be able to leave Porto Santo, a tiny patch of land off the North African coast, if he books a two-and-a-half hour ferry trip to Madeira. He will then have to book a flight to his intended destination, Tenerife, or return to Britain.


    Monarch Airlines has yet to decide whether to sue him for the cost of the unscheduled diversion, estimated at "many thousands of pounds".

    The unnamed passenger's difficulties began on Tuesday evening at 35,000 ft when he began abusing the cabin crew of flight ZB558 from Manchester. He refused to calm down and then turned his attention to the other 210 passengers.

    Eventually the pilot decided that he posed a risk to safety and had to be removed.

    Rather than continue for a further 45 minutes to Tenerife he diverted his Airbus A321 to Porto Santo. Within moments of the plane touching down the passenger was escorted to the terminal. Last night he remained a castaway on the Portuguese-controlled island. His New Year home is a mere 10 miles long by three miles wide with a population of 4,000. There is little entertainment apart from walking on the sand dunes.

    Porto Santo's only cultural claim to fame is to have been the place where Christopher Columbus met his wife, the then governor's daughter.

    Jo Robertson, of Monarch, refused to name the drunken passenger. She said that he was asked to sign a form admitting his disruptive behaviour, but had refused.

    Despite enduring a four-hour delay, other passengers were "fully supportive" of the decision to dump the man.

    Last night it was unclear either how or when he would return to Britain.

    "He certainly won't be flying back with us," said Miss Robertson.

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    Thats funny as hell, they should do that with more idiot passengers.
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    What a moron!! Airlines just cant risk tossers like this behaving so badly. Serves him right... although I think he should be named and shamed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLO
    Thats funny as hell, they should do that with more idiot passengers.
    What he said...
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    If I was the pilot I wouldn't have bothered to land. Just drop to 5000 feet and throw his drunken ass into the sea. Sharks gotta eat too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxman300
    If I was the pilot I wouldn't have bothered to land. Just drop to 5000 feet and throw his drunken ass into the sea. Sharks gotta eat too.
    You beat me to the idea, Axx...
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    I agree with the above posts. (All of 'em!)

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    Castaway: the price of abusing cabin crew

    Patrick Barkham
    Friday December 30, 2005
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    When a middle-aged man swore at airline staff after he was refused a drink on a flight from Manchester to Tenerife, he got a sunshine break he had not bargained for. The pilot diverted the charter plane and dumped the troublesome holidaymaker 300 miles from his destination on a barren volcanic island off the west coast of Africa.
    The 53-year-old man was confined to Porto Santo, a Portuguese-administered desert island, nine miles long and three miles wide, for 36 hours after local police questioned him over the air rage incident.

    According to the airline, Monarch, the man appeared to be drunk and repeatedly insulted cabin crew and fellow holidaymakers shortly after the Airbus A321 left Manchester on Tuesday evening.

    Understood to be an Irish citizen living in Lancashire, he ignored numerous appeals to calm down when he was refused further alcoholic drinks. As the plane reached its cruising height of 35,000ft, the captain decided to make an unscheduled stop and throw the man off the plane.

    The man, who was travelling alone and had purchased a one-way ticket to Tenerife, was frogmarched off the plane by police at the airport on the "golden isle", which is part of the Madeira archipelago and was discovered by Portuguese explorers in 1419.

    His luggage was removed from the hold and searched. While he was questioned, the captain gave a statement to police before taking off again with the remaining 211 passengers, arriving in Tenerife nearly four hours late.

    "He wanted a drink," said Gualter Gomez, a spokesman for the Madeira police. "When he ordered a drink he was told 'no' and so he caused a fight."

    Mr Gomez said the tourist, whom police and airline staff refused to name, was cooperative but was now being investigated over accusations of "disruptive behaviour on an aeroplane", an offence under Portuguese law which carries a maximum two-year prison sentence.

    According to police, the new addition to the island's population of just 5,000 people was not detained in a cell and was released to enjoy the island's famed tranquillity for 36 hours.

    While there is little vegetation on Porto Santo, home to Christopher Columbus before he set off to discover the Americas, the island boasts several luxury hotels and a golf course.

    After his unscheduled break, during which he could have enjoyed local delicacies such as sweet table wine and octopus rice as well as the island's five-mile sandy beach, he travelled to nearby Madeira yesterday morning and boarded a flight for Tenerife, where he was understood to be staying last night.

    A spokeswoman for Monarch said the man had not been physically violent but the airline was considering launching legal action against him for disrupting the flight and causing an expensive unscheduled stop. The airline said the passenger would not be welcome on their aircraft again.

    "He was verbally abusive to our cabin crew. They asked him repeatedly to tone down his language but he continued to be verbally aggressive towards the crew and passengers," she said. A spokesman added: "Despite repeated attempts by Monarch scheduled staff to calm the individual, the passenger's behaviour did not improve and the decision was taken to divert to Porto Santo. The action was taken in the interests of all the passengers. That sort of behaviour is not acceptable. He was given the chance to calm down and he declined it. He was given a form, a caution for his behaviour, and he refused to sign it."

    A British consular official in Madeira said she had spoken to the chief of police on the island about the incident but the holidaymaker had not requested any consular assistance. "He is free to go. He is not being detained," she said.

    The Irish embassy in Lisbon said it had not handled any requests for help from the man.

    According to Portuguese police, the man will have to report to Lancashire police as part of the conditions of his release. A Lancashire police spokeswoman said the force had not yet been contacted by Portuguese police.

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    That's fucked up. They should've just waited 45 minutes and finished out the flight!
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    Quote Originally Posted by janthraxx
    That's fucked up. They should've just waited 45 minutes and finished out the flight!
    No. They run te risk of this shithead pissing off other passengers and then having a fight break out. People get hurt, people sue. It would be great to hog-tie him and haul him to a downstairs galley but I guess there are laws against that.

    They wouldn't have dumped the guy if it was no big deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxman300
    No. They run te risk of this shithead pissing off other passengers and then having a fight break out. People get hurt, people sue. It would be great to hog-tie him and haul him to a downstairs galley but I guess there are laws against that.
    That would be the ideal course of action
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxman300
    No. They run te risk of this shithead pissing off other passengers and then having a fight break out. People get hurt, people sue. It would be great to hog-tie him and haul him to a downstairs galley but I guess there are laws against that.

    They wouldn't have dumped the guy if it was no big deal.
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