Ryanair flight makes forced landing to remove British stag party for being too rowdy

They now face fines of up to £20,000 each

Matt Broomfield@hashtagbroom
Sunday 28 February 2016 09:02

Six drunken British men on a stag do including the groom have been kicked off a Ryanair flight for being too rowdy.

They were removed from the plane by German police, after allegedly becoming aggressive when cabin crew refused to serve them alcohol. Six other members of the party were allowed to continue their flight to Slovakia, along with 158 other passengers.

The incident occured on Friday evening, on board Ryanair flight FR2306 from Luton to the Slovakian capital, Bratislava.

The six detainees are from Southampton, and aged between 25 and 26. They now face fines of up to £20,000 each under the Aviation Security Act, alongside potential civil claims from the airline.

German federal police met the Boeing 737-800 at Scoenefeld Airport, Berlin, within 30 minutes of the men becoming aggressive towards Ryanair staff. The incident occured around an hour into the flight, which left Luton at around 6PM GMT.

Alexander Koller, a passenger on the flight, criticised the men, Ryanair staff and the German police. He told MailOnline: "The passengers were a disgrace.The fact that they were allowed to board at all after making a huge nuisance of themselves in the departure hall at Luton and being so drunk that some were struggling to stand, was an even bigger disgrace."

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"It was a total failure by Ryanair's ground staff at the gate and by the cabin crew who should have spotted them. This was not hard given that they were extremely loud and obnoxious whilst boarding and finding their seats."

"This was potentially a very dangerous situation, and the operation in Berlin was pathetic, proceeding without any plan."

A Ryanair spokesperson said: "We will not tolerate unruly or disruptive behaviour at any time and the safety and comfort of our customers, crew and aircraft is our number one priority. This is now a matter for local police."

In March, a stag party from Wales was removed from a Ryanair flight from Manchester to Alicante before it had even left the ground, after reducing an air steward to tears.

And in June, another a Ryanair flight from Majorca to Birmingham was delayed after a groom-to-be ran out onto the airport tarmac as part of a "dare" and was arrested by Spanish police.

Mr Koller concluded: "The only saving grace was that these people were not only drunk and vulgar, but also so stupid that they thought they could simply carry on partying in Berlin."

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