Jet2 Flight Edinburgh-Ibiza Diverts to Bristol: Unruly Passenger

Earlier today, a Jet2 flight between Edinburgh and Ibiza diverted to Bristol due to a unruly passenger onboard.
Aldo Bidini (GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2 ), via Wikimedia Commons

Earlier today, a Jet2 flight between Edinburgh and Ibiza diverted to Bristol due to a unruly passenger onboard.

Information has been released pertinent to this incident, which we will get into in this article.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Jet2 Flight LS789 – Edinburgh to Ibiza: Bristol Diversion…


Earlier today, a Jet2 flight between Edinburgh and Ibiza diverted to Bristol due to a unruly passenger onboard.
Data provided by RadarBox.com.
Earlier today, a Jet2 flight between Edinburgh and Ibiza diverted to Bristol due to a unruly passenger onboard.
BriYYZ, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Jet2 flight LS789, which diverted to Bristol, is a routine scheduled flight between Edinburgh and Ibiza.

The aircraft involved in the incident is registered as G-DRTW.

As per data from Planespotters.net, G-DRTW is a 24.3 year old Boeing 737-800 that started out life with Travel Service in April 2000.

By February 2003, the aircraft was handed over to Travel Service Spain, where it then did a leasing stint with Air Berlin in May 2005.

In March 2007, the aircraft was handed back to GECAS, where it then did stints with Primera Air and it’s Scandinavia & Nordic subsidiaries.

In October 2018, the aircraft was handed over to Genesis Aircraft Services, before being sent to Jet2 in March 2019.

Of the 737-800 variant, LS have 98 of them in their fleet.

Furthermore, of that 98, all but two are in active service, with an average age of 14.7 years.

Jet2 flight LS789 departed Edinburgh at 0858 local time today and headed south towards Ibiza.

Over the Channel Islands, the aircraft made a u-turn and proceeded to descend heavily into Bristol.

The aircraft landed there safely without further incident.

A passenger who was flying on the return Ibiza-Edinburgh flight was made aware of a six-hour delay due to the disruptive passenger in Bristol.

Continued to Destination Thereafter…


Data provided by RadarBox.com.

Data from RadarBox shows that at 1457 local time this afternoon, the aircraft departed Bristol and continued on to Ibiza.

Under the callsign EXS789D, the aircraft eventually landed into Ibiza at 1807 local time.

It is assumed that the disruptive passenger from Edinburgh was taken off the aircraft in BRS.

As soon as we have more information pertinent to today’s incident, then we will update you accordingly.

2 weeks ago04/06/24

Somerset Police Release Statement…

Somerset Police have released a statement saying the following on today’s incident:

“The crew raised concerns regarding a passenger, who has received medical attention upon landing.”

“Attending officers subsequently received information, prompting the arrest of a male passenger on suspicion of a sexual offence, who has been taken into custody.

“We can confirm this relates to an alleged incident onboard the aircraft. Enquiries into what happened are at an early stage and continue.”

2 weeks ago04/06/24

Jet2 Releases Statement…

Jet2 have also released a statement, saying:

“We can confirm flight LS789 from Edinburgh to Ibiza diverted to Bristol Airport earlier today, so police could offload a passenger following an incident onboard.”

“As this is a police matter, we cannot comment any further at this stage. We have arranged for a standby aircraft and crew to fly other customers to Ibiza.”

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