Flight forced to divert when woman goes on drunk, homophobic rant. A Jet2 flight from the Canary Islands to Manchester had to be diverted after a woman became so drunk and homophobic that the pilot feared passengers were in danger. According to the Irish Times, Gemma Campbell was on board Jet2 Flight LS910 from Fuertaventura in the Canary Islands flying home to Manchester on 27 December. Cork District Court heard Monday (28 December) that Campbell, following an argument with her partner, had become extremely abusive towards the cabin crew, calling one attendant a “faggot” repeatedly. She was moved to a different seat by the crew, but her homophobic rant continued in such an abusive manner that the pilot felt it was not safe to continue to Manchester. The flight was diverted for the safety of everyone on board, and Garda Gearoid Whelton arrested Campbell at Cork Airport. She was charged with being so intoxicated that she gave rise to fears that she might endanger herself or other persons on board the flight, contrary to Section 2A (1) and Section 2A (4) of the Air Navigation and Transport Act 1973, and with engaging in threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour with intent to cause or being reckless to cause a breach of the peace, contrary to Section 2A (3) and Section 2A (4) of Air Navigation band Transport Act 1973.

via pinknews: Plane forced to land early after woman became so homophobic the pilot feared passengers were in danger