Warning issued after 'rowdy' passengers force flight to turn around

Warning issued after 'rowdy' passengers force flight to turn around

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EasyJet has warned travellers about their behaviour after “rowdy” passengers forced an aircraft to return to Liverpool airport.

Police escorted several disruptive passengers off the flight from Liverpool John Lennon airport to Amsterdam on Friday night.

Police told the Liverpool Echo that most of the 16 who were removed from the Airbus A320 broke airline rules by consuming their own alcohol.

Other passengers were then forced to stay at a hotel overnight after the flight was aborted.

EasyJet said it will not tolerate abusive or threatening behaviour.

A spokesman told ITV News: "EasyJet can confirm that the flight EZY7009 going from Liverpool to Amsterdam on 3 June diverted back to Liverpool due to a passenger behaving in a very disruptive manner onboard.

"The passenger disembarked with her travel companion and was met by the police.

"Once the flight was preparing for departure a group of passengers started to behave disruptively and was consequently met by the police which resulted in an overnight delay.

"We have a duty to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all onboard and whilst such incidents are rare we do not tolerate any abusive or threatening behaviour and will always push for prosecution.

"We would like to thank our customers for their patience."

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