A report has stated that two passengers on a Jet2 aircraft flying to Gran Canaria caused the plane to divert to Portugal after ‘arguing’ on board.
A Boeing 737 operates the route between London Stansted and the island of Gran Canaria and took off as scheduled last summer on June 6.
However, after Ronald St Ville and Pauline Gordon of Stratford, East London, began an argument on board, the flight was diverted to Portugal.
As the BBC reports, the prosecution is arguing that the couple endangered the safety of the aircraft with the swearing match. Passengers also believed the couple was intoxicated with alcohol.
The cabin crew and pilot reportedly made the decision to land the aircraft after witnessing the domestic dispute.
The trial continues and is reported on.