Monarch A321 enroute on Aug 27th 2015, two small lavatory fires
Last Update: May 26, 2017 / 17:01:19 GMT/Zulu time
The airline reported that there were no injuries, the aircraft however was unservicable due to the fires and unable to perform the return flight ZB-473. The flight needed to be postponed to the next day, the passengers were taken to hotels.
A replacement Airbus A321-200 registration G-ZBAI positioned to Sharm el Sheikh the following day and reached Birmingham with a delay of 20 hours.
West Midlands Police (UK) reported that an investigation into the occurrence has been opened after two small fires are believed to have been started deliberately by a passenger. No arrest has been made so far.
The occurrence aircraft was able to position back to Birmingham after 24 hours on the ground in Sharm el Sheikh.
On Mar 10th 2017 a male passenger (46) was found guilty to have set both fires and was sentenced to serve 4.5 years in jail by a British Court in Birmingham,EN (UK). On May 26th 2017 a court of appeal increased the sentence to 9.5 years in jail.
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