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EasyJet flight to London delayed after passenger fears ISIS extremist sitting next to her

AN EASYJET flight to London was halted just before take-off when a passenger sparked a security scare after claiming the man sitting next to her might have been an Islamic extremist.


The female passenger said she saw messages related to Islamic State (ISIS) on the man’s phone as the plane prepared to take off from Vienna, Austria.

She immediately alerted cabin crew and security staff came onto the aircraft before passengers and luggage were taken off for additional screening, Austrian officials said.

Europe remains on edge after the Brussels bombings at Zaventem airport and Maalbeek metro station killed 31 people and injured more than 300.

The flight was delayed for several hours while security checks were carried out on Saturday.

But nothing suspicious was found on board, Karl-Heinz Grundoeck, a spokesman for Austria’s interior ministry, confirmed today.

The aircraft took off without the woman who made the complaint and the man she accused. The pair were both questioned by security officers.

The man who was hauled off the plane is an Iraqi citizen and he was


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