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02 March 2024

Unscheduled landing to eject bachelor party

By Agencies

German police say the pilot of a Ryanair plane from London to Bratislava made an unscheduled landing to eject members of a bachelor party — including the groom.

Federal police say the six men had disturbed security on board the plane and ignored the crew's instructions, prompting the pilot to land in Berlin late Friday.

In a statement Saturday, police said the drunken Englishmen aged 25 to 28 from Southampton were met by officers upon landing at Schoenefeld airport. They now face fines of up to 25,000 euros each and civil claims from the airline.

The other 164 passengers, including six members of the bachelor party who hadn't taken part in the rowdy behavior, were able to continue their flight to Slovakia.