Drunk Polish passenger, 39, admits threatening an air hostess on a British Airways flight from Singapore after he verbally abused her and demanded ‘I want vodka’ when he was refused alcohol
- Daniel Ksiazek, 39, yelled ‘c***’ and ‘f***ing a**hole’ at cabin staff on the flight
- Ksizazek lurched from his seat while the seatbelt sign and abused staff members
- Terrified crew member Tanya Murphy was convinced he was going to attack her
A Polish man wreaked havoc on a British Airways flight when he threatened an air hostess and shouted: ‘I want vodka.’
Daniel Ksiazek, 39, yelled ‘c***’ and ‘f***ing a**hole’ at cabin staff on the Heathrow-bound plane from Singapore on October 12 last year.
He lurched from his seat while the seatbelt sign was still on and tried to force stewards to pour him a drink.
Ksiazek appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates Court today wearing his hair in a Mohican with a green army jacket and admitted using threatening words and behaviour.
Daniel Ksiazek, 39, yelled abuse at cabin staff on the Heathrow-bound plane from Singapore on October 12 last year
Terrified crew member Tanya Murphy was convinced he was going to attack her, the court was told.
He told the air hostess: ‘Does your husband love you? No, because you’re a c***’ – before storming back to his seat angrily.
Prosecutor Zahra Shah said: ‘Back on October 12 2019 there was a BA flight from Singapore to Heathrow, this defendant was on that flight, Tanya Murphy was cabin crew and Mr Waltham was a customer service manager.
‘Mr Waltham says he was on duty at the time when he was told by crew members that they were talking to a male passenger who was causing issues and they had stopped serving him alcohol.
‘He said the passenger leaned towards him in an aggressive manner and called him a f***ing a**hole and stormed off to his seat. He kept walking up to front of aircraft and came up to him again in aggressive tone and said f*** you and then walked up to the back of the plane.
‘Ms Murphy says at 10.30pm her colleague told her they had been approached by a difficult male demanding drinks.
‘They said the male was very intimidating, he was a big guy and he wasn’t taking no for an answer.
‘She saw a male who was heavily intoxicated and he said: ”I need a drink I need to sleep.”
‘She then spoke to that male and said he needed to sit down as the seatbelt sign was on.
‘It was then she realised this was the male passenger her colleague was referring to. She told him to sit down, he said ”I want vodka”.
‘She followed him back to his chair, he raised his hand and she thought he was going to strike her.’
The prosecutor added: ‘She said this male was rude, aggressive and offensive.’
Ksiasik, representing himself, told the court he had been mixing his drinks with pain relief medication he had been taking for an injury sustained at his work in Singapore.
‘I was working in Singapore I got a contusion on my arms and I take pills when I am back I am drinking and mixing. I apologise I can say nothing more,’ he said.
Ksiasik of Streatham will be sentenced later this afternoon.
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