'Disruptive' passengers escorted off Glasgow flight after 'face mask' row

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'Disruptive' passengers escorted off Glasgow flight after 'face mask' row
'Disruptive' passengers escorted off Glasgow flight after 'face mask' row

TWO “disruptive” passengers on a flight from Glasgow to London were escorted off the plane by police after a row over face coverings.

Essex Police have confirmed they were called to the aircraft on the tarmac at Stansted Airport last night following the altercation on board over “mask wearing”.

The easyJet flight EZY82PG arrived into the London airport shortly before 8.30pm last night, after leaving from Glasgow around an hour earlier.

Flight enthusiast Twitter account @mil_scot tracked the airline as it approached into land, including a radio message that read: “Police assistance required on arrival. Please assist at back door”.

A spokesperson for the airline confirmed the incident, adding that crew “do not tolerate abusive behaviour”.

The easyJet spokesperson told our sister title The Herald: “easyJet can confirm that a flight from Glasgow to Stansted yesterday evening was met by police on arrival in Stansted due to two passengers behaving disruptively on board.

"While such incidents are rare, we take them very seriously and do not tolerate abusive behaviour on board.

“The safety and wellbeing of our passengers and crew is our highest priority.”

This is the second record of such incidents in recent months.

We previously told how, in August, another “disruptive” passenger was escorted off a Glasgow to London Gatwick easyJet flight after refusing to wear a face mask.

That incident was captured on camera by the Scottish singer Eddi Reader, with the footage showing the man retrieving his luggage from on overhead locker and leaving with two officers.

Glasgow Times: Eddie Reader captured a previous incident on camera
Glasgow Times: Eddie Reader captured a previous incident on camera

Eddie Reader captured a previous incident on camera

He does not appear to be wearing a face covering in the short film, while all other passengers and the two police officers are.

Passengers were delayed by around 20 minutes before they could leave the flight.