A man on a Monarch Airlines flight from Manchester, England, to Tenerife, Canary Islands, became drunk and began abusing the flight crew, and the captain diverted and threw him off the plane on Porto Santo, a tiny desert island.
The unidentified man swore at crew and passengers after being refused a bottle of wine on the four-hour flight from Manchester to Tenerife.
He became so abusive the fed-up pilot diverted the Monarch Airlines Airbus to Porto Santo island off West Africa.
After the plane touched down, the man was marched off by police and had his luggage dumped on the tarmac.
The plane and its remaining passengers then took off again for Tenerife, where it landed almost four hours late after the unscheduled stop. — BBC News
The man eventually did get off the island, after a day and a half of sobering up.
The man is said to have later travelled to Madeira and from there to Tenerife by flight for a holiday there. A police spokesperson in Madeira said he was charged by the police and he could face a prison term. Although he is in Tenerife, the legal process will continue, the police said. — Vip News
The problem? The crew cut him off after he drank too much. The man, who was unnamed in news reports, is today’s Stupid Person of the Day.