Man removed from flight ‘for being drunk’ due to appear in court

The 54-year-old is said to have been intoxicated and failed to obey the instructions of air crew.

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He is expected to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Thursday, January 6.

A man who was removed from an aircraft for allegedly being drunk has been charged by police.

The 54-year-old was taken off the flight at Aberdeen Airport on Wednesday.

He is said to have been intoxicated and having failed to obey the instructions of air crew.

The man is expected to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Thursday.

Sergeant Ewan Mechie of Police Scotland, Border Policing Command based at Aberdeen Airport urged people to make sure they are fit to fly.

“Such incidents are fortunately rare, however, when they do happen,” he said.

“I would like to take the opportunity to remind all persons using Aberdeen Airport that such behaviour will not be tolerated.

“Police Scotland have a zero tolerance approach to abusive and violent conduct within our airports and on aircraft. Please make sure you are fit to fly.”

William Wallace, security manager at Aberdeen International Airport, said: “The vast majority of passengers travelling through our doors do so responsibly and incidents are extremely rare.

“Aberdeen International Airport continues to operate a zero-tolerance approach to disruptive behaviour.

“One incident will always be one too many, particularly as disruptive behaviour can disproportionately affect a large number of passengers on board an aircraft.”