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Flight diverted after 'drunk' woman attacks crew with her prosthetic leg

The argument was over cigarettes.

A FLIGHT TO EDINBURGH had to be diverted to London Gatwick airport after a drunk passenger assaulted the cabin crew with her prosthetic leg.

A police spokesman said the woman began swearing and throwing food at staff on a Thomson flight from Tunisia to the Scottish city on Wednesday night.

An eyewitness told the Edinburgh Evening News:

She was shouting ‘I want cigarettes’ and that she wanted a parachute to jump off the plane. She slapped a young girl and then assaulted the cabin crew with her prosthetic leg.They took it off her, but she started kicking them with her good leg.

Other passengers confirmed that the woman’s rowdy behaviour had ‘kicked off’ on the bus transfer from the hotel to the airport.

The captain of the plane was so alarmed by the outburst that he decided to divert the plane to London, where she was arrested on suspicion of ‘threatening behaviour’.

Of course, the other passengers were tweeting about the incident:

According to eyewitnesses, the passengers found a unique way of diffusing the tension on the aircraft:

When police came on board to escort her off the plane, people started singing the Hokey Cokey.

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