On a British Airways aircraft to St. Lucia, two passengers were injured when another passenger is said to have attacked them with a broken wine bottle. On a Boeing 777 traveling from London Gatwick to the Caribbean island, the incident happened around six hours into the journey.
Two passengers were reportedly arguing in the middle of the flight when one of them reportedly swung at the other with a broken wine bottle top before the flight attendants intervened and diffused the situation.
The suspect allegedly broke the wine bottle in the galley and threatened the man with the top. Another passenger who attempted to step in and stop the incident got hurt as well, suffering a severe cut that required treatment from a nurse. Upon landing in St. Lucia, the passengers were brought to the hospital, and the suspect was taken into custody.
British Airways made a statement regarding the incidents in which it said, “We’re shocked that anyone would act in this way and are grateful to our highly trained cabin crew and the customers who supported them in handling this difficult incident.” We want to assure our customers that we will always take the proper action and that such behaviors will never be tolerated.