A boozed-up plane passenger forced a flight to turn back to Manchester after she threatened to punch a member of the cabin crew.
Julie Morris was on board a Ryanair flight from Manchester Airport to Ibiza last month when she began volleying expletives through the cabin.
The 54-year-old was sitting opposite a family with a baby so a stewardess went to speak to her to ask her to calm down
Staff had suspected she was drinking alcohol that she had purchased on board and they asked her about it.
Manchester Magistrates Court was told she launched a ‘volley of expletives’ telling the member of cabin crew ‘f**k off you f*****g b***h’.
She was then also heard to say ‘I will punch her.’
Morris was moved to another row but continued to be disruptive. The captain of the Ryanair flight FR1263 alerted the authorities and then made the decision to turn back to ensure the safety of the passengers.