Glasgow & West Scotland

Glasgow flight diverted over 'drunk' passenger

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Image caption The man was taken off the plane at Gatwick Airport.

An air passenger has been arrested on suspicion of being drunk on an aircraft after a flight from Glasgow to Turkey was diverted to Gatwick Airport.

Thomas Cook flight TCX3876 from Glasgow to Dalaman arrived at Gatwick, after an on-board incident, at about 11:15.

Sussex Police boarded the plane at 11:45 and arrested a 34-year-old man. Two women with him were not detained.

There were no reports of injuries or damage. Thomas Cook said the plane remained at Gatwick until 13:05.

A statement from Gatwick Airport read: "Gatwick Airport can confirm that a flight was diverted to the airport and two individuals were removed from the flight.

"The matter is now being dealt with by Sussex Police."

A spokesperson for Thomas Cook Airlines said: "We have a zero tolerance policy towards any behaviour on-board affecting the safety and welfare of our crew and customers.

"We'd like to thank those on board for the patience during the delay to their flight to Turkey."