A drunk 34-year-old woman from Pszczyna was disturbing order on board the plane. The crew alerted the Border Guard. Instead of going to Ibiza, she returned home with her father. The woman caused a delay in the departure and will be punished.
On Friday, August 18, the duty service of the Border Guard Post in Katowice-Pyrzowice received a report about a woman who was disturbing order on board a plane preparing for a flight to Ibiza. The employees reported that the resident of Pszczyna was drunk and did not respond to the crew’s commands.
A drunk 34-year-old woman on a plane. The Border Guard intervened
A Special Intervention Team patrol was dispatched to the scene of the incident. “After the ZIS officers arrived on board the plane, the 34-year-old girl calmed down a bit and began to follow the orders given” – reported the press team of the Silesian Border Guard Department in Racibórz.
The guards took the woman to the service rooms located at the airport. Due to “her psychophysical condition and difficult contact with her”, a breathalyzer test was performed. The sobriety test showed over 2.2 per mille of alcohol in the exhaled air.
She was supposed to fly to Ibiza. She returned home
The 34-year-old from Pszczyna did not return to the plane, the departure of which – due to the situation – was delayed by 20 minutes. At 11:30 p.m., her father picked her up from the airport and confirmed in writing that he would take his intoxicated daughter to her place of residence.
“Due to the violation of the provisions of Art. 210 section 1 point 9 of the Aviation Law, a summons was issued to the passenger to appear in person at the headquarters of PSG in Katowice-Pyrzowice on August 23, 2023, in order to impose a fine on her, the press team reported. The woman is also threatened with civil sanctions related to compensation for a delayed departure. Airlines may also charge her for the costs of the action taken by the services.
Border Guard appeal to travelers
Border Guard officers urge people not to drink large amounts of alcoholic beverages before and during the flight. “People under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicants pose a danger to other travelers,” explained the press team.