Here we go again… Another airplane just completely out of order and this time it’s EasyJet. The incident took place over the weekend while passengers were waiting to board their EasyJet flight bound for Luton, England. Witnesses state that a woman was complaining about the flights rather significant delay, which was more than 12 HOURS, when her husband approached an airport employee and that’s when things turned physical.
— Arabella Ark (@ArabellaArkwri1) July 29, 2017
‘The police was called immediately and took in charge both of them. Whatever the circumstances, the airport management firmly condemns this incident and has immediately asked that this staff member to be suspended.’
‘The images of the CCTV cameras were transmitted to the DDPAF which will determine after investigation the exact circumstances and the follow-up to this incident.’
As reported by Fox News:
Airport officials in Nice, France, have confirmed that an employee at the Nice Airport has been suspended after punching a passenger who was holding a baby at the time.
The altercation took place on Saturday, as passengers waited to board an EasyJet flight to Luton, England. According to witnesses, the passenger’s wife had been complaining about the flight’s significant delay — more than 12 hours — when her husband approached another airport employee and the exchange turned physical.
“The man with the baby … went over and talked to the Frenchman and the Frenchman didn’t reply, he just smiled and smirked and then whacked this guy on the left side of his face,” said Arabella Arkwright, an EasyJet passenger standing behind the family, in an interview with BBC Radio 5.
Arkwright also took a photo of the altercation, which appears to capture the exact moment the employee’s fist makes contact with the man’s face.
However, video footage obtained by The Sun suggests that the passenger may have swatted at, or possibly shoved the employee first, after the employee had attempted to knock the man’s phone out of his hand.
Arkwright claimed that her husband eventually pulled the employee off the father, and that both men were taken away by airport officials. She said the man and his baby were later allowed to board the flight when it left from Nice.