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18th March, 2019

Wizz Air offloads unruly passenger

A Wizz Air flight bound for London had to return to Budapest because of a disorderly and violent passenger, Index reported.

A passenger old the website that problems occurred with a drunk, possibly British, passenger on the Sunday morning flight.

Wizz Air said a passenger behaved in a disorderly and violent manner with the other passengers and flight crew on the flight from Budapest to London’s Luton airport.

The crew decided to return to Budapest to get the violent passenger off the plane. After landing the passenger was detained by the authorities.

Wizz Air said it has a zero tolerance policy regarding verbal and potential physical violence against passengers and crew, and that the incident is for the police to handle.

The plane arrived in Luton 90 minutes behind schedule.

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