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Drunken football fans are booted off a flight

AN entire group of football fans, totalling 25, were thrown off an airline at Alicante airport and arrested by Guardia Civil officers, because of their rowdy behaviour.

The Guardia, along with air-transport governing body AENA, confirmed the problem last Friday, but the incident actually happened the previous week, on Saturday, 6th April, when the plane landed from Bristol at 10.50pm.

The British group of passengers, all said to be “very drunk and, acting aggressively”, had become a nuisance to fellow travellers.

Police boarded the aircraft when they were summoned by the pilot upon landing, after he had reported a “public order issue”.

Cabin crew had attempted to resolve the situation, but the football fans jeered at them and refused to pay heed.

When they were arrested en masse, and ordered off the plane, the rest of the passengers whooped, cheered and clapped.

Some airlines have banned alcohol on certain “problematic” routes because of similar incidents, which have even involved emergency landings to remove troublesome groups of passengers.

Certain budget airlines have stopped serving alcohol on the Glasgow-Ibiza route, where at least two sudden landings have been made halfway, because of disorderly, onboard behaviour.

 

 

 

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