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Passenger taken off flight for taking pictures of air hostess


Airport police were called by the Flybe crew (Stock picture)

Airport police were called by the Flybe crew (Stock picture)

Airport police were called by the Flybe crew (Stock picture)

A man was removed from a plane at Dublin Airport after taking pictures of an air hostess just before take-off.

It is understood that the individual was taking inappropriate pictures of the Flybe member of staff with his mobile phone. It is believed she was going through the pre-flight safety procedure when he started taking the photos.

He was caught in the act and was asked to remove the images from the phone.

The incident occurred on a Flybe flight last Friday night, which was leaving Dublin for Cardiff.

Bizarrely, the man claimed he was not able to delete the images that he had taken of the air hostess.

"Just before take-off while staff were going through the safety demonstration, a worker claimed that a man was taking pictures of her.

"The individual was asked to remove the pictures. He initially refused to, but then said that he wasn't able to which is hard to believe. Security staff were then called," a source said.


Airport police were alerted by the crew and the man was taken off the flight, after it taxied back to the terminal.

A spokesperson for Flybe said that "the matter is now in the hands of the police and Flybe will not be commenting further".

The man was not arrested and it is believed that no further action is expected to be taken.

Despite the incident, the plane eventually took off, at a slightly delayed time.

The gardai did not make any arrest after the incident.

Last year, a drunk passenger was removed from a Dublin flight after becoming intoxicated and asking a stewardess for sex.

The incident occurred on a Sun Express flight from Dublin to the popular Turkish resort of Izmir.

The man is said to have stripped off shortly after take-off, before waving his genitals at other passengers.

He is then alleged to have asked a horrified stewardess for sex.

It is reported the man then began to jump on seats, cheered on by his group of friends.

After the flight crew failed to get the man to calm down, the captain was forced to divert the flight to Belgrade in Serbia.