35-year-old hero father of three holds on to woman claiming to have explosives who stripped to her underwear and tried to storm the plane’s cabin yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’ on Jet2 flight from Cyprus to Manchester
- Phillip O’Brien was a passenger on the Lanarca flight that was diverted to Paris.
- Unidentified woman, in her 30s, told people her parents were ISIS members
- Drainage company boss says woman suggested she had explosives on board
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A hero, a father of three, restrained a woman who stripped to her underwear and ran naked through a Manchester-bound plane before attempting to storm the cabin twice while shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’.
Phillip O’Brien, 35, was a passenger on the Jet2 flight from Lanarca, Cyprus to Manchester on Tuesday 9 August when a woman, in her 30s, caused the panic scene shortly after takeoff.
The woman appeared to suggest that she had explosives on board and also asked the children she was with if they were “ready to die”.
He also told terrified passengers and staff that his parents were members of the ISIS terrorist group.
Mr. O’Brien, the head of a drainage company, was on board with six members of his family, including his wife and three children ages eight to 14.
She said everyone was ‘shit’, but as she watched the scene unfold, she asked the staff why no one was knocking her to the ground before showing up to help.
A woman (pictured gagged) stripped to her underwear and ran naked through a Jet2 plane from Lanarca, Cyprus to Manchester before attempting to storm the cockpit twice while shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ on Tuesday morning.
The woman (pictured, gagged) allegedly had explosives on board with her, and also asked the children she was with if they were “ready to die.” She also told terrified passengers and staff that her parents were members of the ISIS terrorist group.
The 35-year-old, who worked in security as a teenager, told The Mirror: “So when the woman came back into the cockpit I took control, brought her to the ground and at which point the pilot made an emergency landing. in Paris”. .
Mr O’Brien said he asked the woman why she was saying such things and claimed she replied: “If I didn’t, there will be an explosion and everyone will die.”
The publication reports that the flight was diverted to Paris Charles De Gaulle airport early Tuesday so that a “disruptive passenger” could be “offloaded”.
The flight was diverted to Paris Charles De Gaulle airport early Tuesday so that a ‘disruptive passenger’ could be ‘offloaded’ (file photo)
Images shared on social media show a chaotic scene with at least two French police officers appearing to arrest or immobilize a woman, wearing a black cap and red T-shirt.
The clip’s caption reads: “Jet2 Cirque De Soleil: Crazy woman ran down the aisle half naked, half naked, half peeing and passed out.”
Jet2 has been contacted by MailOnline for comment.