A United Airlines flight ended up in Belfast instead of Chicago when a passenger “asked to be given nuts or crackers.”
The plane was travelling from Rome when Jeremiah Mathis Thede, 42, who holds dual Italian and American citizenship, demanded the salty snacks.
According to testimony he was given some nuts but later asked for more. The situation escalated until the pilot became concerned about Thede’s erratic behaviour.
On landing, Thede was charged with endangering the safety of an aircraft, disruptive behaviour and common assault