High-jinks prove costly

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The Independent Online
A British man taking his terminally-ill wife on their last holiday together was arrested after becoming drunk on the flight and assaulting an elderly passenger and flight crew.

The 47-year-old man from Blackpool became violent after drinking a "considerable" amount of whisky on the American Airlines flight to Chicago. He assaulted the 76-year-old woman sitting in front of him and then attempted to kick a flight attendant in the stomach before he was restrained with plastic handcuffs.

The flight crew diverted the plane to land at Goose Bay, Newfoundland, where the man, who has not been named, was arrested and questioned.