EasyJet flight EZY5263: Security operation savaged after migrant's 'Allahu Akhbar' meltdown

EasyJet flight EZY5263: Security expert explains Home Office practice after migrant meltdown

Will Geddes explained how officials should have properly assessed a man who repeatedly shouted 'allahu ackbar' on a flight from Gatwick to Venice

Monday, September 12, 2016

Security officials escorting the migrant who delivered an islamist tirade on an easyJet flight from Gatwick have been heavily criticised for their lack of preparation.

Passengers on board easyJet flight EZY5263 to Venice were subjected to a man repeatedly shouting "Allahu Akhbar", "death is coming" and "we will die" on Saturday.

According to those on board, the man kept up the "crude and threatening" behaviour for nearly the entire flight, leaving many in fear despite attempts to restrain him by Home Office officials.

Will Geddes, the CEO of security firm ICP, told talkRADIO that it is common for governments to transport prisoners and deportees on commercial airlines - but on this occasion the private contractors charged with looking after the passenger didn't do their jobs.

"Ultimately it looks like they didn't appraise and assess this individual before boarding the flight, because he kicked off something rotten and shouldn't have been allowed on the plane at all," Geddes told Paul Ross.

"The people who were escorting him should have had suitable contingency plans. In this current climate, if you hear someone shouting Allahu Akhbar, my reaction would be to go and knock him out because ultimately, people are nervous of this phrase."

Easyjet have responded to talkRADIO about this incident - see below