Flight from Tel Aviv to London forced to land in Belgrade due to unruly passenger

View of a Wizzair flight taking off from Ben Gurion International Airport, September 3, 2014. (Moshe Shai/Flash 90)
View of a Wizzair flight taking off from Ben Gurion International Airport, September 3, 2014. (Moshe Shai/Flash 90)

A Wizz Air flight from Tel Aviv to London was forced to land in Belgrade due to an unruly passenger, Channel 12 reports.

The flight departed yesterday but landed in Serbia after the passenger tried to attack the flight crew and open an emergency exit, the report says. The reason for the disturbance was not given.

The other passengers are still waiting in Belgrade for a new flight to the UK.

A statement from Wizz to Channel 12 confirms the incident, ascribing it to an unruly passenger.

“The company is dealing with the onward flight of all customers to London. The safety and security of passengers and crew are the company’s top priority. The company regrets the inconvenience caused by this unexpected incident,” the statement says.

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