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Drunken females on BA plane force an unscheduled landing

January 4, 2013, 3:22 pm AFP Yahoo!7

A British Airways flight from London Gatwick to Tunis had to make an unscheduled landing in Lyon so that two drunken female passengers could be thrown off, airport and airline officials said Thursday.

Drunken females on BA plane force an unscheduled landing
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A British Airways flight from London Gatwick to Tunis had to make an unscheduled landing in Lyon so that two drunken female passengers could be thrown off, airport and airline officials said Thursday.

The plane was forced to make the detour to the French city on the evening of December 31 after the two women, aged 43 and 50, attempted to force their way into the cockpit and became abusive towards staff.

BA said in a statement that the two women had been "disruptive and abusive towards crew members" and had been sent back to the UK after being handed over to French authorities.

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  1. wanderer10:23pm Monday 07th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    ban the consumption of alcohol in all places where you can't have a cigarette ... I hate drinkers !

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  2. Harry10:19pm Monday 07th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Airlines are to blame for either letting them on drunk or serving them on the plane . Just don't fly with airlines that allow this behavior that disturbs the other paying clients trapped . If anything bring breath alysers into play before the flight .

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  3. Roger12:41pm Monday 07th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Hmmm, why aren't Claudia and all it's aliases commenting on this article????

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  4. ALVIN12:18pm Monday 07th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Sent back to Britain? They should have been left in France - preferably in gaol.

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  5. Helen10:01am Monday 07th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Every other passenger on board should sue the airline for allowing drunk passengers on board...or serving them too much alcohol.

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  6. Roamer11:24pm Sunday 06th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Jail the drunken yobbos and ban them from ever flying again. What about the safety of the other passengers? Better still, ban alcohol in flight.

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  7. BILL04:00pm Sunday 06th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    I'll drink to that! who's shout is it anyway?

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  8. PORKY PIG03:49pm Sunday 06th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    I hope they got another two flight attendants to replace them...

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  9. Richard12:15pm Sunday 06th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    No way band drink on the plane, we enjoyed it , but we are reasonable, is a celebration for us of a certain time of our life. Is not a reason we should be penalise because some stupid idiotes or idiot can behave himself, but we agree theys should paid heavily for the disturbance, the cost of the plane and staff, and a severe fine, publish or releases the name on the media, and ban for the life to all airline. That would be a severe warning to all

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  10. Richard12:15pm Sunday 06th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    No way band drink on the plane, we enjoyed it , but we are reasonable, is a celebration for us of a certain time of our life. Is not a reason we should be penalise because some stupid idiotes or idiot can behave himself, but we agree theys should paid heavily for the disturbance, the cost of the plane and staff, and a severe fine, publish or releases the name on the media, and ban for the life to all airline. That would be a severe warning to all

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