A PASSENGER who screamed “Muslims will take over Britain” on a London-bound flight was wrestled to the floor by the UK’s former counter-terrorism chief.
Hero Chris Phillips, a retired cop of 30 years service, leapt into action at 30,000ft when screams broke out on a packed flight from India.
The terrifying ordeal came on the aptly registered Flight 007 to Heathrow with modest Chris branded “a real life James Bond”.
The 55-year-old ex Head of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office told The Sun: “I did what I had to do.”
Chris, who had been holidaying with his girlfriend in India, was fast asleep in the economy section of the Gulf Air service following a brief stop in Bahrain.
He was awoken by screams in the cabin and saw a full-scale brawl involving a passenger who had a member of the crew in a headlock.
Four other flyers and two other stewards were embroiled in the melee.
Chris said: “It was chaos. The Muslim passenger was trying to walk to the First Class section of the plane.
“He was shouting obscenities and it was a frightening scene.
“He was fighting with a male member of cabin crew. They were rolling on the floor then slamming against the aircraft door.
“It was terrifying to watch them roll into the aircraft exit at 30,000ft. Women and children were screaming. It was very upsetting.”
Quick-thinking Chris stood back and began filming the scenes for evidential purposes after another passenger nearer the maniac got involved.
The ballsy passenger was a US soldier who sparked more vitriol from the flyer.
Two more stewards helped the American get the troublemaker into a seat.
But pandemonium broke out again when suddenly the passenger broke free and marched towards the front of the plane.
At this stage, with gasps and cries filling the cabin, Chris put his mobile phone down and jumped into action.
Using the police training he honed over a glittering career, he grabbed the Saudi Arabian-born passenger and secured him in an arm lock.
With desperate crew members looking on, Chris then put the passenger in handcuffs and forced him to take a seat.