Belfast Telegraph

Belfast flight to Turkey diverted due to 'disruptive' passenger

By staff reporter

A flight from Belfast to Turkey was grounded in Germany due to a disruptive passenger.

The Thomas Cook Airlines flight was travelling from Belfast to Dalaman on Thursday evening, when it was required to make a stop in Munich.

It was shortly before midnight when the plane touched down at Munich International Airport.

A spokesman for Thomas Cook apologised for any inconvenience caused to customers.

He said: "The safety and security of our customers and crew is always our first priority.

"On July 19, flight MT850 from Belfast to Dalaman was diverted to Munich due to a disruptive passenger.

"The flight continued to Dalaman and arrived at 1.58am local time.

"We are very sorry for the delay and inconvenience caused to our customers."

It is understood that upon arrival in Munich police boarded the aircraft and the disruptive passenger was taken into custody by German police.

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