Pilot ‘punched by Brit passenger’ during mass brawl on Wizz Air flight from UK

Two men, thought to be from Bermondsey, south London, were at the center of a brawl on a flight from Gatwick to Crete which led to the pilot being punched when he tried to break it up

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Greece: Brawl erupts on Wizz Air flight from the UK

A Brit passenger allegedly punched a Wizz Air pilot who came to break up a brawl as chaos broke out when a flight from Gatwick arrived in Crete.

The pilot was trying to calm down a man who had been told he was going to be taken away by police due to his bad behavior on board, when he was hit, on Tuesday evening.

Two men, thought to be in their 30s and from Bermondsey, south London, had been acting aggressively on the flight and bragging how much they had drunk, reported the Daily Star.

And the situation boiled over when one of the passengers was told he was going to be escorted off the flight.

After the pilot attempted to calm the man down, he and his friends set upon him.

The incident took place on a flight from Gatwick to Crete


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Dramatic video footage shows the moment two thugs set upon the pilot while other passengers, including children, scream in fright.

Another passenger, a woman, aged 37, told how punches were being thrown.

“It was complete and utter chaos,” she told The Sun.

“It kicked off and he was just swinging punches as a group of guys tried to restrain him.

Two passengers had been causing trouble on the flight, it is alleged


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“The pilot came out and the guy hit him. He seemed okay but he was understandably pretty shaken up. It was disgraceful.”

Another eyewitness claimed that the men had been abusive to everyone on board and had boasted of drinking since 10am before they began smoking on the flight.

A Wizz Air spokesman reportedly said: “On Wizz Air flight W95741 from Gatwick – Chania, a passenger became unruly.

“The cabin crew handled the situation as they are trained to do and reported the incident to the respective authorities, who arrested the passenger on arrival.

Trouble broke out when a passenger was told that he was going to be spoken to by police, it is claimed


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“Wizz Air confirms that crew were asked to go to the airport police station to file the case, by which point the crew had legally reached their duty time limitation, and needed time to rest before the return flight to Gatwick.

“Unfortunately, this meant that flight W95742 from Chania – Gatwick had to be rescheduled. The flight departed at 16:10 local time.

“Wizz Air sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience caused, but the safety of passengers and crew is the airline’s number one priority.”

The Mirror has contacted Wizz Air for comment.

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