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Drunk passenger throws prosthetic leg at flight crew

Published On: Aug 06 2014 11:02:48 AM CDT
Updated On: Aug 01 2014 08:42:21 PM CDT
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A drunk passenger began using profanity and demanding cigarettes before she slapped a child, removed her prosthetic leg and began attacking the flight crew with it.

The 48-year-old unnamed woman was on a flight from Enfindha, Tunisia bound for Edinburgh, Scotland when fellow passengers noticed her becoming unruly.

Soon after, "the woman started shouting, 'I want cigarettes' and demanding a parachute to jump off the plane," passenger John Smith told Edinburgh Evening News.

Smith also said that the woman slapped a young girl in a neighboring seat before unfastening her prosthetic leg and swinging it at flight attendants. "They took [her prosthetic leg] off her, but she started kicking them with her good leg," said Smith.

The crew managed to restrain her and put her in handcuffs while the pilot diverted the plane and made an emergency landing at Gatwick, England.

She was then escorted from the plane by police officers.