France: Diverted Ryanair flight passengers stage sit-in

France: Diverted Ryanair flight passengers stage sit-in

Via Daily Mail:
More than 100 furious passengers staged a mutiny aboard a Ryanair flight last night by refusing to get off a plane that was re-routed to Belgium.

The jet carrying mainly French travellers from Fez in Morocco was supposed to have landed at Beauvais airport near Paris on Tuesday night.

But because it took off three hours late, by the time it reached Beauvais, the airport had closed.

When it landed at the southern Belgian city of Liege, the militant travellers staged a four-hour sit-in, demanding to be taken back to France.

Passengers claimed that when they refused to get off the plane, Ryanair cabin crew locked the toilets, turned off the lights and left them on the tarmac for four hours.

Reda Yahiyaoui, travelling with his wife, three-year-old daughter and two-month old baby, said: 'We were all tired after a long journey and angry at being dumped 200 miles away in Belgium.
'We just wanted to get back home so we sat on the plane asking to be flown to France.

'But they just parked the plane then turned off the lights and locked the toilets and left us with no food or water.