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

06/01/2012 07:55 am ET

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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