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Trial of British 'air rage' passenger continues.

AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION-(C)1997-2001 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD

A British man on trial for allegedly disrupting a Monarch Airlines flight to Jamaica on 19 September 1999 has denied the charges.

The court heard on Monday (11 June) that the man leapt around the Monarch Airbus A330 and demanded alcohol from staff, who had refused to serve him. The man threatened to 'punch out a window' unless he was given a 'strong drink' and also threatened to open a main exit door. An official notice from the captain asking the man to return to his seat was spat upon, but the man went back to his seat.

The man was arrested by Jamaican police when the flight arrived in Montego Bay. The man denies acting in a reckless or negligent manner likely to endanger an aircraft, affray and two counts of threatening to damage property while on board an aircraft according PA News.

The case continues.

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