A female passenger made a startling discovery mid-flight when she saw evidence that her husband was having an affair. The woman, who unlocked her sleeping husband’s phone with his fingerprint and had been drinking, caused such a significant disturbance that the flight was forced to make an emergency landing when things got “out of hand.”
As reported by the New York Post, the Iranian woman was traveling on a Qatar Airways flight with her husband and their child on Sunday. The plane took off from Doha and was destined for Bali, but had to make an emergency landing in Chennai, India, after the woman began fighting with her husband and “misbehaved” when the flight crew attempted to intervene.
The woman reportedly hit her husband during the fight, and the pilot decided to divert the plane after crew members were unable to calm the intoxicated woman and the situation got “out of hand.”
After arriving at the airport in Chennai, the woman, her husband, and their child were “offloaded,” allowing the flight to continue to its original destination in Bali.
The incident was not considered a security issue, so the trio was later able to board a flight to Kuala Lumpur, after the woman was less inebriated, and make a connection to return to Doha.
An official from India’s Central Industrial Security Force confirmed the incident took place in a statement.
“A lady along with her husband and a child, all Iranian nationals, were offloaded by Qatar Airline as the lady passenger (who was intoxicated) misbehaved with crew members in-flight,” said the official.
“They were sent to Kuala Lumpur by Batik Air flight 6019 for further travel to Doha,” the statement added.
The official also confirmed that “no police action was taken.”
Qatar Airways declined to comment on the issue, saying, “In respect of passenger privacy, we do not comment on individual cases.”
The woman reportedly used her husband’s thumb to gain access to his phone while he was sleeping during the flight. Details regarding what she found on her husband’s phone or whether the accusations were accurate have not been provided.