A person who flew from London to New York with none passport or boarding move has been arrested after he failed to seem at a court docket, as per a report within the BBC. Craig Sturt was arrested at 8 am on Monday in Richmond, south-west London, based on the Metropolitan Police.
The 46-year-old from Slough, Berkshire, is accused of passing by way of Heathrow Airport’s safety checks with out displaying credentials earlier than boarding a British Airways flight to John F Kennedy Airport on December 23 final 12 months with no passport or boarding move.
He was stopped on arrival on the John F Kennedy Airport and despatched again to the UK, the place he was charged with fraud and offences below the Aviation Safety Act. He was initially taken into custody on Christmas Day at roughly 8:00 pm. following his return flight to London.
British Airways acknowledged that he was aiding the authorities with their inquiry.
A Heathrow Airport spokesman mentioned, “All individuals who go airside are topic to safety screening, together with the person concerned on this case. We’re supporting the authorities with their ongoing investigation.”
In the meantime, a British Airways flight from London to Prague was pressured to show round and make an emergency touchdown after fumes had been noticed within the cockpit on January 22. In response to Metro, the aircraft took off from Heathrow Airport at 7.25 am on Sunday and was anticipated to land in Prague simply after 10 am.
Nonetheless, half an hour into the flight, it circled over the Strait of Dover and got here again to the UK, based on flight path information from FlightRadar24. The aircraft flew again to Heathrow and touched down at 8.41 am.
As quickly because the aircraft landed, a number of hearth engines rushed in direction of it.
A British Airways spokesperson blamed a ‘technical challenge’ for the fast about-turn, although they didn’t specify what had brought on the pilots to decide on to return to Heathrow.
British Airways mentioned in a press release: ”We’re sorry for the delay in our clients’ journey after the plane returned to Heathrow as a precaution. Our groups taken care of them while they waited to board a alternative plane to proceed their journey.”
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