Drunk passenger on board flight from Turkey to Manchester Airport threatens to ‘barb’ EasyJet cabin crew

A drunken passenger on board a packed flight to Manchester Airport in Turkey threatened to “shave” a member of the plane’s cabin crew who took something from him.

Then, after the plane landed and taxied to a gate, Benjamin Lynch fell over a passenger sitting in their seat with a child nearby as he “stumbled” down the aisle with his seat belt warning lights still on. lit up, a court heard.

And his mother – also drunk on the EasyJet plane from Antalya – tried to push past police officers and told them to “f*** off” as they boarded the flight and arrested him. Later she was also arrested.

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As the summer holiday season approaches, a Crown Court judge has issued a scathing warning to those who drink to excess before or on board planes as he sentenced Patricia Lynch, 59, and her son Benjamin, 29 years old. He described the experience on board the flight. in May last year, being “terrifying” to other passengers.

There were 179 other holidaymakers on the return plane, including babies and young children, Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester heard on Tuesday.

Both the mother and son of Pope Lane of Ribbleton, Preston, pleaded guilty to being drunk on board an aircraft under the Air Navigation Order 2009.

Suspended sentence: Patricia Lynch(Image: Manchester Evening News)

Benjamin Lynch – who the court heard has 14 previous convictions for 23 offenses – was jailed for four months. His mother, who has no previous convictions, was sentenced to two months in prison, suspended for two years, and ordered to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work. The court heard she was in a “different position” to her son and there was a “disparity” between their offenses during the flight.