'Out of control' passenger forces plane to turn back to HK
A rowdy British passenger forced a London-bound Virgin Atlantic flight to return to Hong Kong on Monday after he “lost control", police said.
The 26-year-old, identified only as “Robert", was on a Heathrow-bound plane from Hong Kong International Airport and became disruptive after the flight had been in the air for more than an hour.
It was forced to turn around after 90 minutes, the airline said, and landed safely back in Hong Kong.
The passenger was arrested then sent to hospital, authorities said.
“The foreign man called Robert, who is 26 years old, lost control on board and didn’t follow instructions from staff on the flight,” a police spokesman said.
“He was shouting... When the flight returned to Hong Kong, the man was arrested for violating aviation security ordinance and was sent to Princess Margaret Hospital,” he added.