An international flight has diverted after a buck’s-night party brawl mid-air and a statement by one passenger that “I’d stab you in the face with a fork.” Six men were arrested including the groom.
The packed Ryanair plane diverted to Berlin during a flight from London’s Luton Airport to Bratislava in Slovakia, London’s Sun newspaper reported. German police arrested six men, including the groom, and removed them from the flight.
Videos have surfaced of two members of a group of 12 Britons, some drunk, slapping and thumping each other as fellow travellers implore them to calm down.
Anyone wishing to view that can do so on the Sun site here. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/6963351/Stag-do-violence-on-flight.html
Here’s a brief n example of conversation recorded:
“I’m not afraid of you, I swear on my mother’s life. You’ve done it now. Why shouldn’t I batter your face? I would rather stab you in the face with a fork. No disrespect to you, but I hate you.”
Witnesses say the group were had been drinking heavily before takeoff.
Passengers said cabin crew did little to intervene and were more concerned at trying to prevent people filming the dispute.
Ryanair said in a statement to the paper: “We will not tolerate unruly or disruptive behaviour. The safety and comfort of our customers, crew and aircraft is our number one priority. This is now a matter for local police.”
Written by Peter Needham