Social media is abuzz with claims that the incident was in fact a hijacking, but this was strongly denied by the metro, which owns and operates the airport.
According to Tshwane metro spokesperson Blessing Manale, claims that the situation at Wonderboom Airport was a hijacking, was untrue. “It is purely a matter of a restraint of a passenger,” Manale said.
It is understood that the passenger had to be restrained by cabin attendants before the plane landed at Wonderboom.
He said in terms of civil aviation regulations, all passengers must be kept on board after the plane has landed until the passenger has been removed by the police.
He said airport authorities were awaiting the removal of the passenger.
Details on or the reason for the unruly behaviour was not yet known, Manale said.
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