A Ryanair flight has been forced to return to Manchester airport after a bird strike
The plane was heading to Palma in Mallorca when the pilot had to abandon the journey shortly after take-off.
Police have tasered a passenger at Manchester Airport who took off his clothes as he left a plane, urinated against a wall and was abusive.
The 52-year-old challenged the captain of the Easy Jet flight from Malta to a fight.
He was given a fixed penalty notice.
Officers tasered a drunk plane passenger who stripped off his clothes as he left the aircraft, urinated against a wall and was abusive, police said.
Police were called to Manchester Airport on Thursday September 26 at 9.50am following reports a man was drunk and being abusive to passengers on a flight from Malta.
Greater Manchester Polices said: "As he left the plane, he took his clothes off and urinated against a wall.
"A 52-year-old man was stunned using an electronic stun gun and arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly in a public place. He was issued a Fixed Penalty Notice."
The Thomson Airways Dreamliner which departed Manchester airport for Florida is back at Manchester after being forced to turn back due to "a technical fault."
A passenger on a Manchester Dreamliner flight has described to ITV News how they noticed the plane had been turned around on the in-flight displays before the pilot told them they were returning.
The passenger, who preferred not to be identified, told Richard Edgar: "The concern of a lot of passengers was that when the plane had landed we were kept on board the plane for twenty minutes, by this time people had found out that the Dreamliner from Ethiopian Airlines had been on fire."
Terminal One of Manchester Airport has been evacuated due to a bomb scare, according to local media sources.
The chief executive of Manchester Airport owner MAG, Charlie Cornish, has welcomed the news that the HS2 route will stop off at the airport.
"Along with the city centre station, it will provide an additional boost to the economy of the region.”
Airports across the UK are advising passengers to check whether their flight has been cancelled with their airline before travelling and to allow extra travel time.