UTV reporter delayed in Belfast flight 'air rage incident'
Belfast easyJet flight to Manchester delayed and man removed from plane
An easyJet flight from Belfast International Airport to Manchester was delayed due to an alleged air rage incident.
One man was reportedly removed from flight EZY134 following an alleged altercation between a passenger and cabin crew.
Among those onboard was UTV award winning journalist Sharon O'Neill. She tweeted about the incident.
Sitting on run way at international airport at least one member of cabin crew attacked in air rage incident— Sharon O'Neill (@sharon_utv) September 9, 2016
Replacement crew needed for Belfast to Manchester flight after air rage incident. Drunk man taken away by airport police— Sharon O'Neill (@sharon_utv) September 9, 2016
Belfast to Manchester flight now delayed for more than an hour after air rage incident for arrival of 3 new crew members— Sharon O'Neill (@sharon_utv) September 9, 2016
A spokeswoman for the airline said: "easyJet’s cabin crew are trained to assess and evaluate all situations and to act quickly and appropriately to ensure that the safety of the flight and other passengers is not compromised at any time.
"Whilst such incidents are rare, we take them very seriously, do not tolerate abusive or threatening behaviour on board, and always push for prosecution.
"The safety and well-being of passengers and crew is always easyJet's priority."
Last month a Belfast-bound flight from London was delayed for over an hour due to a tiff between air stewards over water bottles.