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Plane drama as groom arrested while bride flies on

March 19, 2014 Aviation, Headline News No Comments Email Email

egtmedia59A bride and groom flying to Central America for their honeymoon got into a wild, drunken argument which forced a Delta Airlines plane to make an emergency landing on Grand Cayman island in the Caribbean.

The groom was escorted from the flight by Cayman Islands police and held on a charge of drunk and disorderly conduct, Royal Cayman Islands Chief Inspector Raymond Christian said.

Christian would not identify the couple’s identity, but the groom was a US citizen and the couple were believed to be from Louisiana, USA Today reported. The flight was heading from Atlanta to Costa Rica.PTM_250-x-250

The groom was fined USD 500 and deported. The bride was not charged and according to USA Today elected to stay on the aircraft and continue her trip to the Costa Rican capital of San Jose.

Presumably the bride then honeymooned without the groom, generally considered a shaky start to a marriage – though you never can tell. He might have flown there afterwards.

It’s the second time in recent weeks that the behaviour of an on-board drunk has forced Delta into making an emergency diversion.

Last month, an intoxicated woman allegedly threatened to murder a male passenger who rejected her sexual advances during a Delta flight.

In that incident, on a flight from Baltimore-Washington International Airport to Salt Lake City in Utah, the woman allegedly raved repeatedly that she would “f***ing kill” the man who had turned her down. Finally, the woman was handcuffed and marched off the flight after it was diverted to Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport.

Channel 4Utah.com reported the woman was already drunk when she boarded the plane and was groping other passengers. The furious woman reportedly continued cursing and ranting even as the pilot told passengers over the public address system that the plane would have to divert to offload her.

The woman was “very intoxicated” and “grabbing at passengers” on the plane, Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport spokesman Patrick Hogan told the Salt Lake City Tribune.

Perhaps Delta should introduce random breath testing.

Written by : Peter Needham

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