Passenger who slapped stewardess jailed in Dubai

A passenger on board a Flydubai flight from Dubai to Alexandria, who slapped a female steward, has been sent to jail in Dubai for a year. 

The plane was forced to make an emergency landing.
The plane was forced to make an emergency landing.

The Egyptian passenger, who had been drinking before the flight took off became angry when he was denied ice in a glass so he could pour his duty free drink.

He became increasingly disruptive, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing in KSA.

The passenger was then returned to Dubai for sentencing.

The 40-year-old also stopped a woman sat next to him from passing a note to cabin crew requesting she be removed from his vicinity.

He then pushed by a food trolley to get to the toilet, but on reappearing slapped the Moroccan stewardess.

The cabin crew managed to restrain him in a seat, before the unscheduled landing was made. He will be deported once he has completed his year sentence.

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