Crying baby taken off plane by armed police after cabin crew declared her a 'security threat'

Israel: A crying baby was thrown off a plane with her parents because she posed a security threat.

19-month-old Sarina Aziz became agitated when cabin crew insisted she sit on the lap of one of her parents as the Luton-bound plane prepared for take-off from Tel Aviv.

After becoming restless due to long delays, her parents Ariella and Mark from north-London struggled to keep their daughter in the connector belt provided for under twos as the aircraft taxied to the runway leading staff to declare a "security incident".

The pilot then turned back to the airport to allow armed counter-terrorism police to board the flight and remove the family, reported the Jewish News.

Speaking about the incident Ariella said: "It was like a terrorist incident. I couldn't believe it."

"The next thing you know police were are all in squad cars heading back to Ben-Gurion (airport)."

Ariella slammed the Dutch airline Transavia for being "wildly unprofessional."

"Everyone could see we were trying to calm Sarina down but we couldn't do anything," she said.

"She was screaming, flailing around, hitting her head and injuring herself. She got herself so worked up she was sick.

"The stewards were so aggressive, they weren't helping at all."

A spokeswoman for the company said Sarina was "misbehaving" and not following the rules by putting on her seatbelt.

She added: "We cannot take passengers on a flight if they do not follow the rules."