During the month of July, a Briton named Mark Winterbottom created a big scene while boarding an Emirates flight at the Dubai airport when he claimed that the flight was carrying a bomb. His suggestions were taken seriously and the aircraft was thoroughly checked for any sort of explosives but none were found.
The 37 year old, who was also drunk, even got into an argument with an Emirates’s crew member. Now in September when his case was heard in court, he has been sentenced to four months' jail and fined 1,000 dirhams (£152), for the nuisance he created at the airport.
He has also been charged for assaulting the aircraft crew and passengers and also for drinking. However, the Brit pleaded that he did not attack or assault any passenger or crew member, but in fact was drunk and was unaware of what he was doing.
The man defended himself in the court by saying, “I was drunk. I was unaware of what I was doing. I did not assault the flight attendant. I did not assault the passengers but I was trying to defend myself.” Winterbottom would be deported back once he completes his time in jail.