Monarch A321 near London on May 31st 2012, unruly passenger

Last Update: June 2, 2012 / 15:28:47 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 31, 2012

Flight number
ZB-532

Aircraft Registration
G-OZBT

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

A Monarch Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration G-OZBT performing flight ZB-532 from Manchester,EN (UK) to Palma Mallorca,SP (Spain) with 212 passengers, was enroute at FL350 about 25nm southwest of London Gatwick,EN (UK) when cabin crew detected smell of smoke in the cabin prompting the flight crew to divert to London Gatwick. In the meantime cabin crew found out a passenger's hair was singed as result of a prank by his friend (24) in the next seat. The aircraft landed safely on runway 26L about 30 minutes later, police took the unruly passenger into custody.

The aircraft continued the journey after about 2 hours on the ground and reached Palma Mallorca with a delay of 2 hours.

Police reported a male passenger (24) was arrested after cabin crew smelled smoke on board causing the aircraft to divert. Cabin crew later determined the hair of a passenger had been singed by the suspect. The suspect remains in custody.

The airline confirmed an incident on board which resulted in one passenger being offloaded.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 31, 2012

Flight number
ZB-532

Aircraft Registration
G-OZBT

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

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