A flight from the United Kingdom that was destined for the Canary Islands this week had to be landed as quickly as possible due to an altercation on board, according to the Air Traffic Controllers twitter account.
According to the tweet published on Thursday, May 24, a flight that departed from Manchester with “conflicting passengers” on board, needed to have its flight plan shortened to facilitate their arrival in Tenerife South as soon as possible where police awaited it on the runway.
This was not the only recent episode of such bad behaviour on a Tenerife bound flight from the UK. In April, three passengers in a state of intoxication began to insult each other and pull each others hair, causing complaints from other passengers, until several members of the crew had to separate them. The whole thing was caught on video and publicised by The Sun.
A tourist who also travelling to Tenerife recently also forced the plane to have to turn around due to their violent attitude, accusing another passenger of stealing her passport and mobile phone.
Yet another recent flight to Tenerife in February, was carrying a British passenger who caused a rerouting of the flight scheduled between London and Tenerife route after taking off all his clothes and remaining naked.
And last but not least, in March, a 70 year old racist passenger on a flight between La Palma-Tenerife Norte insulted an air hostess saying “I do not want black people beside me, get out of here”.