A mother and her 23-year-old daughter are accused of attacking a Swiss Air pilot, battering him in his cockpit.
Henrietta Mitaiare and her mother Mary Roberts, 53, appeared in Uxbridge Magistrates court in connection with the brawl at the passenger plane’s controls.
The pair had been trying to make a complaint to the cabin staff when things got nasty.
“It was like a battlefield, there were shoes on the floor and some buttons,” the plane’s co-pilot Friederich Preiler told the court. Competing pre-flight checks in the cabin, Preiler was witness to the onslaught:
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