A Monarch Airlines charter Airbus A321 jet that was flying to Majorca Island Thursday morning had to divert when an apparent prank on board the flight resulted in a man’s head catching fire.
‘The plane, which had 212 passengers on board, was flying over France around 90 minutes after takeoff when the cabin crew smelled smoke and the captain decided to land at Gatwick.’
Reports indicate a man played a prank on a friend by lighting his hair on fire. They were part of a stag group traveling to the island.
A statement from the airline said:
‘“Monarch confirms that flight ZB532, flying from Manchester to Majorca on Thursday May 31, diverted into London Gatwick where one passenger was off-loaded from the aircraft due to an incident onboard,”
“Monarch Airlines has a zero tolerance approach to disruptive passengers on board.”’
The 24 year-old man was arrested.
Image: Flickr [eisenbahner]
Now that’s a mental giant right there…