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Raging plane passenger spat in wife’s face and forced emergency landing

Jul 26, 2019

A passenger who spat in his wife’s face on a jet and forced the captain to make an emergency landing has been fined £5,250.

Edward Mongan, 42, had a furious row with his other half on the holiday flight from Britain to Mexico.

Mongan also shouted at cabin crew as well as pushing one of them, a court was told.

The pilot was so worried that he diverted to Bermuda where the raging British passenger was arrested.

Senior magistrate Juan Wolffe told the court in Ber­­muda: “One can only imagine what was going through the passengers’ minds while this was happening.”

Mongan, from Manchester, admitted threatening behaviour, interference with the duties of a flight attendant, and using abusive words.

He told the court: “What I did was uncalled for. I’ll never do it again…

“My wife is in Mexico. I just want to see my wife and kids.”

He was on a TUI Airways jet on Sunday when he was heard to swear at his wife.

Magistrates in the capital Hamilton were told cabin manager Anne Marie Evans spoke to him about his language but that he told her: “F*** off. Get out of my sight.”

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