LOT Flight to Toronto diverts to Reykjavik Because of an Unruly Passenger

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On 12 August, LOT Polish Airlines flight LO41 from Warsaw, Poland, to Toronto, Canada, operated by a Boeing 787-9 (registered SP-LSG) and flying over Greenland, was forced to divert to Reykjavik, Iceland, due to an unruly passenger.

A few hours into the flight, the passenger started creating trouble after a flight attendant refused to serve more alcoholic drinks to a Canadian passenger.

The passenger went to the rear of the galley to shout at crew members. The Canadian national became so aggressive that at least five passengers rallied together to subdue the man in the aisle. At one point, the passenger went for the aircraft doors and tried to open them mid-flight.

LOT Polish Airlines Press Officer Krzysztof Moczulski told CTV News Toronto, “The man then went to aft galley and shouted at crew members. The passenger was about to hit a cabin crew member, but fellow passengers ran to the galley and tried to calm him down. He managed to get away, and at one point, the passenger ran to the plane doors and tried to open them midair.”

Source: CTV News Toronto