Group of FIFTEEN Britons are escorted off jet after ‘causing drunken mayhem’ on flight to Majorca
- A dozen police cars were waiting on the tarmac of Palma airport for the group
- They reportedly refused to put their seatbelts on and walked down the aisles
- The group face a fine and could be forced to pay up to €600,000 (£517,000)
Fifteen Britons are facing tough fines and flying bans after allegedly causing ‘drunken mayhem’ on a flight from Edinburgh to Palma this morning.
Island newspaper Diario de Mallorca says a dozen police cars were waiting on the tarmac of the Mallorcan airport and surrounded the plane ‘in spectacular fashion’ when it touched down at 10am this morning.
The 15 Britons were said to have shown ‘clear signs of being drunk’ and had caused some sort of serious altercation on board.
The men were said to have caused ‘drunken mayhem’ on the Jet2 flight to Mallorca and disobeyed orders to put their seatbelts on [file photo]
The tourists involved in this morning’s incidents are understood to have ignored orders to put their seatbelts on – and walked down the aisles when the seatbelt signs were on.
The incident ended without formal arrests but they are all facing fines for infringement of air safety.
The men were taken to a Civil Guard office in the airport so they could be identified for a report which will be sent to the AESA, the Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency.
Passengers deemed to have committed a ‘very serious’ breach of safety laws can be fined up to €600,000 (£517,000).
They are also alleged to have refused to comply with the instructions of the crew and behaved violently.
The pilot of the Jet2 plane is reported to have requested the presence of the Civil Guard on the runways because of the behaviour of the 15 Brits on board.
They were taken off and escorted to the police room at the airport.Further details are awaited and Jet2 has been asked for a comment.