A 50-year-old woman has been arrested for abusing Air India staff on a flight from Mumbai to London after she was denied a drink on the plane.
"When she demanded yet another bottle, the crew declined".
The action of the woman prompted the airline to file a police case against her, an official said.
A video of an Irish woman launching a racist tirade at an Air India crew has gone viral on social media platforms. In a video clip recorded by a cabin crew member, the woman can be heard using expletives several times.
The London Metropolitan Police confirmed to Business Insider on Wednesday that O'Broin was arrested when she landed at Heathrow Airport "on suspicion of racially aggravated public order, common assault, and drunk and disorderly and taken to a west London police station".
In a video that is going viral on social platforms, the woman can be heard shouting, "I am a f**king global lawyer".
O'Broin also told the Air India crew member that she was the "leader of the f***ing boycott movement - if I say boycott Air India, done. The f-king Rohingyas, the f-king people of all Asia, for you, an worldwide criminal lawyer". Don't get any money for it, by the way. The commander then instructed the crew not to serve her more liquor. "But can't give me a ... glass of wine, is that correct?" He asserted while saying, "You think I'm scared of you". You treat business class passengers like this? "You can't give me a wee bottle of wine?"
WARNING: Clip contains extremely graphic language. The flying stripes on the crew member's shoulder suggest that he is one of the Air India flight's pilots. She also threatened to push over the dessert trolley and took an open bottle of wine without permission.
The civil aviation ministry guidelines issued in September 2017 provide for barring a passenger indulging in unruly behaviour from flying for a period ranging from three months to lifetime, the official said.