Bans and fines following Virgin Atlantic fight flight

Bans and fines following Virgin Atlantic fight flight

Police questioned ten people after cabin crew on a Virgin Atlantic flight to Barbados had to break up a fight.

The air rage incident two hours into the eight-hour flight from Gatwick led to three people being fined £2,300 after each admitted a charge of causing disruption on an aircraft. Passengers said punches were thrown when a man in a party drinking at the back of the aircraft was bumped by a dad caring for his airsick young son.

More than a dozen officers from the Royal Barbados Police Force were waiting at Grantley Adams International Airport for the Boeing 747 carrying 229 passengers to land last Thursday.

Martin King, his wife Zoe, from Coulsdon, South London, and her father Derek Edmond, 76, of Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, were fined. They were allowed to leave court and continue their holiday.

Mrs King, 46, who is believed to have been celebrating her birthday, was seen with her arm in a sling. Her husband, 49, had a black eye. Virgin Atlantic said they were banned from using the airline again and they would have to make their own way home.


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