Man ‘praying for his plane to CRASH is removed from the jet before take-off in Pakistan after sparking panic among passengers’
- Man, named only as Khalil, was due to fly from Islamabad to Australia via Dubai
- But he is said to have started to pray for an air disaster as soon as he sat down
- His actions reportedly sparked ‘fear and panic’ among passengers and crew
- Pilot called security at Islamabad International Airport and he was kicked off
A man was removed from a flight to Dubai after he started ‘praying for the plane to crash’ before take-off in Pakistan, it has been claimed.
The passenger, named only as Khalil, is said to have started to pray for a disaster as soon as he sat down in his seat at Islamabad International Airport.
His actions sparked ‘fear and panic’ among passengers and cabin crew on the aircraft, according to local media.
A man was removed from a flight to Dubai after he started ‘praying for the plane to crash’ before take-off in Pakistan, it has been claimed. File picture shows Pakistani police officers
Khalil was due to fly to Australia via Dubai and had just boarded the flight in Islamabad.
But the pilot is said to have raised the alarm with airport security teams when the passenger’s disturbing prayers were heard. Officials arrived and he was taken off the flight.
Sources who spoke to local media did not reveal the man’s full identity or the name of the airline involved.
In November last year, an an irate passenger set his luggage on fire after his flight was cancelled at the same airport.
The man had reportedly become enraged when his Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane was grounded due to bad weather.
The passenger was filmed igniting his clothes in the middle of the lounge at Islamabad Airport before being confronted by security.