VIDEO: Brit plane passenger detained by four hero men after ‘getting drunk’ and ’abusive to cabin crew’

Brave British passengers detain drunk, abusive flier on JetBlue flight from Gatwick to JFK, preventing further disruption.
a plane passenger being detained by four fellow Brits men after getting drunk and abusive to cabin crew on the JetBlue flight from Gatwick Airport to New York JFK.
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A plane passenger was detained by four fellow Brits after he allegedly got drunk and became abusive to the cabin crew.

The drama happened on the JetBlue flight from Gatwick Airport to New York JFK.

The men stepped in to help the airline staff who were struggling to get him to calm down.

One could be seen holding him around the neck to try and restrain him, but he tries to wriggle free.

A woman, thought to be the man’s girlfriend, asked the man holding him to remove his finger from near his eye.

She called him Ben and said: “Please get that off of his face.”

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He replied: “I can’t just leave him.”

She adds: “No, no, no listen, don’t tell me to stop.”

A fellow flyer tells her: “Move back now.”

She responds: “Ben, Ben stop fighting them. Stop fighting them.”

As the man attempts to escape from them, one declares: “Right take him down.”

The woman can be heard saying: “No” and starts sobbing.

The group manage to restrain him and then move him down the plane aisle where two cabin crew members are.

One passenger exclaims: “Jesus Christ.”

While another said: “What the f*ck.”

One man appears to try and reassure a child adding: “Don’t worry I’m right here.”

The flight took off from Gatwick at 11:55 am and arrived on time at 3:15 pm on Tuesday (30 Jan).

Another Brit, Grant Saunders, who works as a hypnotist, was on the flight.

He said: “The men from the back of the plane came down to assist.

“They eventually tackled him to the floor.

“I felt sorry for elderly couples who were sitting around where it was happening.

“The lads got a round of applause as they left.”

He claimed: “The man was drunk and was getting loud and aggressive, moving seats.

a plane passenger being detained by four fellow Brits men after getting drunk and abusive to cabin crew on the JetBlue flight from Gatwick Airport to New York JFK.
A video grab of the plane passenger being detained. (Picture: Jam Press)

“Then when the crew asked him to calm down, he started getting worse.

“Then he started wandering about the aisle, the crew asked him to sit in his seat and he then started getting aggressive.”

Another passenger, called Nick, said: “They managed to restrain him and prevent the flight from being diverted and causing major disruption to the passengers and crew.

“Due to their brave and brilliant efforts, the flight landed without further incident.

“They need to be recognised by the airline.”

JetBlue has been approached for comment.

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