An easyJet flight from the UK to Turkey was diverted to Greece after two passengers became drunk and started shouting at fellow passengers and crew.
The flight, which took off from Manchester on Saturday, was due to touch down in Dalaman, southwestern Turkey but instead was diverted to the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki.
Two Russian passengers, both men aged 48 and 39, were arrested by police when the plane landed in Greece, authorities said.
The pair were charged with disturbing the peace, disrupting transport and disobeying the crew’s instructions. There was no physical altercation on the flight, authorities said.
After the men were charged, they were released pending trial, which will take place in November. They are not obligated to attend the trial but will be represented by their lawyers.
Having arrived in Greece without a visa, they were led to a police precinct but were expected to be put on a flight to Turkey later on Sunday.
An easyJet spokesperson told Mirror Online: “easyJet can confirm that flight EZY2147 from Manchester to Dalaman on 24 June diverted to Thessaloniki and was met by police due to two passengers behaving disruptively onboard. The flight continued to Dalaman after refuelling.
“easyJet’s cabin crew are trained to assess and evaluate all situations and to act quickly and appropriately to ensure that the safety of the flight and other passengers is not compromised at any time.
“Whilst such incidents are rare we take them very seriously and do not tolerate abusive or threatening behaviour onboard.
“The safety and wellbeing of passengers and crew is always easyJet’s priority.”
Source : Miror