A couple caused an emergency landing in Heraklion

The said couple was arrested by the Greek police

Screenshot 4 2 couple, Heraklion

An easyJet flight was diverted and made an emergency landing in Heraklion due to the disruptive and noisy behavior of a couple.

More specifically, the unusual incident occurred on April 29 on EasyJet flight EZY3165 from Glasgow to Hurghada, Egypt. The plane's captain changed course when a couple got into a heated argument with other passengers.

Flight tracking data showed the aircraft continued to pass mainland Greece over the Mediterranean before circling and finally landing in Heraklion.

The 'naughty' couple can be seen walking away from the front of the plane as footage captured and uploaded to social media by another passenger shows.

Passengers unhappy with the wait cheered and applauded the crew who sprang into action and got the couple off the flight.

One traveler said of the couple's behavior: “It was awful. They argued with other passengers for half an hour before the crew intervened. They were abusive and threatening to the crew... The woman was told to sit down seven times over the loudspeaker as we landed, but she kept getting up,” Michael McLennan, a British holidaymaker told the Mirror.

The couple in question were arrested by the Greek police when they were removed from the aircraft.

The easyJet Airbus A320-251N continued to its original destination and landed in Hurghada at 12:24am. local time.

easyJet's announcement

In a statement easyJet said: "easyJet can confirm that flight EZY3165 from Glasgow to Hurghada on 29 April landed in Heraklion to hand over to the Greek police two passengers who were behaving in a disruptive manner during the flight. The flight then continued to Hurghada after the passengers were removed. EasyJet crew are trained to assess and assess all situations and act quickly and appropriately to ensure that the safety of the flight and other passengers is not compromised at all times. Although such incidents are rare, we take them very seriously and do not tolerate this type of behavior on board. The safety and well-being of passengers and crew is always easyJet's highest priority."

Source: protothema.gr