Flight grounded in Newfoundland after drunken fight on-board: police

Pilot said British passenger was being “disruptive”


A Boeing 747 flying from Orlando, Florida to Manchester in the UK was forced to make an emergency landing in Gander, Newfoundland after a British passenger allegedly had an altercation with his wife and father-in-law, the Daily Mail reports. Virgin Atlantic confirmed that the flight was diverted “owing to a passenger behaving in a drunken manner on board,” and the passenger, who was reportedly drunk, was arrested and charged. Canadian police met the plane, which was carrying 451 passengers and 17 crew, and arrested Roy Anthony Heaps, age 44.

Daily Mail

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