Fight on board EasyJet flight from Spain forces plane to turn around mid-air

A UK-bound easyJet flight had to be turned round mid-air after a brawl erupted on board just after take off.

Local reports said the incident happened on Monday afternoon on an easyJet flight – U28692 – between Gran Canaria and London Gatwick.

One of the passengers is said to have assaulted another.

Police are believed to have met the plane when it landed

A tweet from Spanish Air Controllers said: “Flight from Gran Canaria to London returned to the airport because of a disruptive passenger on board who apparently assaulted another.

“The crew requested a police presence when it arrived.”

The nationalities of the two people involved in the violent incident has not been revealed.

The Civil Guard in Gran Canaria were not immediately available for comment.

An easyJet spokesman told us

“Flight EZY8692 from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to London Gatwick on 10 June returned from airborne to Las Palmas Gran Canaria airport and was met by police due to a passenger on board behaving disruptively