A Norwegian plane heading to Bangkok had to make an emergency landing to get rid of a drunk 51 year old man who acted in a threatening manner. Now he risks a fine of 210,000 kroner.
The 51-year-oldischarged withdeath threatsagainst twofellow passengersandviolating theprovisionsof the aviation law.
He was drunk already before boarding, but they considered that he would calm down and fall asleep. He did not, told fellow passenger Thore Marmo. An hourafter wehad passed Warsawthe captain decided enough was enoughand the planeturned around, told Marmo.
The 51-year-oldunderstoodlittle ofwhat was happened whensixsoldiers withmachine guns and balaclavas arrived and escortedhim out of theplane whenitlandedinthe Polish capital.
Inaddition to having to attendAsker and BærumDistrict Courtin June , Norwegian Air hasdemandedNOK209.578in damages.
-This iscalculated to be the extracosts for the airline due to this non-scheduledstopover, saidCommunications ManagerLasseSandaker-Nielseninthe airline.
The man’sdefense lawyerPeder Morset did not want to comment on the case.