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06/01/2012 07:55 am ET

Man's Hair Set On Fire On Plane As Prank, Flight Diverted

Roughly 90 minutes into the flight, cabin crew smelled smoke and the pilot decided to turn the plane around and land at Gatwick, The Telegraph reports. Police pulled the suspect , whom our colleagues at HuffPost UK identify as Colin Jones, off the plane despite fellow passengers' statements that it was all a "prank" and none of the 212 people on board were injured.

The airline confirmed that the flight was diverted due to an incident on board, adding, “Monarch has a zero tolerance approach to disruptive passengers on board.” A police spokesman confirmed that the smoke came from a passenger who set his friend's hair on fire.

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