KUDOS TO THE CAPTAIN……!
A Norwegian plane at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT
Man kicked off flight from Sweden over ‘Isis tattoo’
Published: 22 Jul 2016 08:14 GMT+02:00
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The plane, a Norwegian flight from Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport to Heraklion in Greece, had been due to take off at 9pm, when attention was drawn to the tattoo, which was thought by crew to be the flag of the Islamic State or a verse from the Quran.
According to tabloid Expressen, citing an airport employee, the cabin crew refused to fly if the man was onboard. The captain made the decision to remove the man and his female companion from the flight.
Darko Ali, commander at Arlanda’s border police station, confirmed that cabin crew and a passenger “reacted to another passenger for some reason, and this caused concern. The captain decided that the person would not be allowed to remain on board and wanted that person to leave.”
Mats Eriksson at Stockholm Police told The Local that while the police was present as the man was escorted from the plane, “this is not a police matter.”
“The pilot has full authority to remove whoever he wants from the plane,” he said.