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A Lufthansa flight between Munich International Airport (MUC) and Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) diverted after a couple got into a heated argument that included a food flight and one passenger attempting to set a blanket on fire. The husband was unloaded at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), but the wife chose to stay onboard and continued to Bangkok.
The Times of India reports that the incident occurred on Wednesday, November 29th while the couple was onboard Lufthansa flight LH772. The 53-year-old German man “threw food, tried to burn a blanket using a lighter, shouted at his wife, and did not follow the instructions issued by the crew.” The man became increasingly belligerent and the captain chose to divert. India’s Central Industrial Security Force met the aircraft and offloaded the man.
Lufthansa spokesperson, Tal Muscal, said:
The person in question was handed over to the authorities. The passenger has been banned from traveling on Lufthansa Group flights with immediate effect.”
The wife had complained to the pilot earlier and said that she felt threatened by her husband. No action was taken until his behavior became so egregious that he was trying to cause a fire in the cabin. It has not been revealed what they were fighting over.
Anthony’s Take: Another passenger that does not know how to behave in public. I feel sorry for his wife and hope that she is safe away from her husband’s terrible behavior.
(Featured Image Credit: Lufthansa.)
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