British Airways flight in emergency landing after 'drunk abusive middle-aged women try to storm cockpit'

The BA Boeing 737-400, which was on route to Tunisia, had to divert to Lyon to make an emergency landing

A British Airways flight was forced to make an emergency landing after two abusive women drunk on Malibu attempted to storm the cockpit it has been reported today.

The BA Boeing 737-400, which was on route to Tunisia, had to divert to Lyon to make an emergency landing. French police boarded the plane and detained the women.

According to a report in The Sun the women, aged 50 and 43, swore in front of children and refused to return to their seats.

They also reportedly attempted to force their way into the cockpit of the plane and were seen drinking Malibu from the bottle.

It is also alleged that they threatened to kill the family of one of the BA stewardesses on the flight and hid in the toilet at 30,000ft to smoke.

A passenger told The Sun: 'They decided they were going to meet the captain and marched towards the cockpit. It was very frightening.'

A British Airways spokesman told the Daily Mail: 'Monday's BA2664 service from Gatwick to Tunis was diverted to Lyon following the continued disruptive behaviour of two female passengers.

'Our customers and flying crew deserve a safe and enjoyable flight experience. We do not tolerate any disruptive behaviour on board our flights.'

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