Man restrained by crew and passengers after threatening to blow up plane on British Airways flight BA105 from Heathrow to Dubai

 
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A man "went berzerk" during a British Airways flight from Heathrow to Dubai last night, claiming he had a bomb and was going to blow up the plane.

The incident occurred around five hours into flight BA105, when the man began spitting at his fellow passengers.

He was restrained by five crew members and the help of a passenger, who between them handcuffed him and covered him with a blanket.

Although passengers were shaken by the incident, it did not affect the flight, which landed as scheduled in Dubai early this morning.

A BA spokeswoman told City A.M.: "Our customers and crews deserve to enjoy their flights, and not to suffer any form of abuse.

"This sort of behaviour will absolutely not be tolerated, and the appropriate action will always be taken.​"