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Terror on Flyglobespan flight to Glasgow airport

25.04.06

A flight from the Canaries to Glasgow airport diverted after a mid-air drama in which a Scottish holidaymaker went berserk and had to be restrained by crew members and passengers. The Flyglobespan service GSM218, from Lanzarote, made an unscheduled landing in Oporto, Portugal, early yesterday where the man was arrested by police.

The man, whose passport identified him as Gavin McDonald, 22, remained in custody. Police in Oporto were unavailable for comment, but it is not thought the man was drunk during the incident.

Suspicions were raised when the man claimed to be a nervous flyer and wanted to hold the hand of another man seated next to him during take-off. According to witnesses, Mr McDonald squeezed the other man's hand so hard that he required medical treatment. He then continued talking to himself, said he wanted to get off the plane and threatened to smash a window with his head, making other passengers nervous.

Another passenger said: 'He wouldn't calm down and had to be restrained by the steward and stewardesses. They had the situation under control very quickly, but other passengers helped keep him subdued for about 40 minutes until we were on the ground. He was saying he had the keys to the Mona Lisa and other weird stuff.'

Police took him off the plane and he is expected to appear in court today. After a delay of two hours while staff gave statements to police, the flight continued to Glasgow, arriving at 05:30 yesterday. A Flyglobespan spokesman said: 'We are awaiting a report to determine what caused the passenger to act this way.'

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