Flight forced to divert after drunk woman demands 'cigarettes and a parachute'

2014-08-01 12:36
Cape Town – A plane was forced to divert when a drunk passenger threw her prosthetic leg at crew members and made unreasonable demands.

Daily Mail reports that the 48-year-old woman was on board a Thomson’s flight from Tunisia to Edinburgh when she flew into a fit of rage after her demands for ‘cigarettes and a parachute’ were refused by an air steward.

She proceeded to remove her prosthesis and then hurled it across the cabin.

Members of the cabin crew managed to restrain her, while the pilot diverted to Gatwick in London for an emergency landing.

The woman was escorted from the flight by police and arrested on charges of using threatening behaviour. 

While all of this happened, relieved passengers broke out into a spontaneous rendition of the Hokey Cokey.

Wow. We're really not sure which part of this story is the weirdest.
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