A plane to Toronto had to land in Iceland after a man tried to open the doors halfway through the flight

A plane traveling from Poland to Toronto was recently forced to land in Iceland after a passenger became aggressive and tried to open the plane’s doors mid-flight.

LOT Polish Airlines confirmed to Narcity that the “extremely aggressive behavior” of a traveler on flight LO41 from Warsaw on Thursday, August 11, prompted the pilot of the plane to make an emergency landing in Keflavik, Iceland.

According to CP24, the passenger became so violent that he spat on other people, screamed and threw water bottles at flight attendants, and reportedly even tried to open the plane door in the air.

The article reports that at one point the individual became so violent that it took five other passengers to tackle and restrain the man in the aisle of the plane.

The incident reportedly occurred because airline employees refused to serve him alcohol.

LOT Polish Airlines did not confirm this, but said that “the aggressive passenger was escorted from the plane by the police” after the flight landed in Iceland.

“Due to the violation of a cabin crew member’s personal integrity and crew work schedule, the plane had to return to Warsaw,” the airline said.

This meant that passengers traveling to Canada were temporarily stuck in Keflavik, Iceland this weekend.

The airline says the affected travelers received “provisions in accordance with current regulations” as well as alternative connections.

A spokesperson did not say whether a complaint has been made against the passenger who instigated the early landing.

LOT Polish Airlines told CP24 that no one was physically injured in the incident, but said cabin crew were “extremely stressed”.

This appears to be the latest in a series of incidents that have plagued air traffic in Canada all summer.

Those who have flown in recent months have faced delayed or canceled flights and long waits to get their passports.

And now unruly passengers just seem like another factor to consider before booking that next flight.

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