Drunken groom kicked off flight after fighting with bride

2014-03-12 14:58

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George Town — The honeymoon phase evidently didn’t last very long for newly-weds who got into a drunken in-flight fight, forcing the Delta Air Lines aircraft they were on to make an emergency landing.

Reuters reports that the groom got drunk and started arguing with his bride on Sunday en route from Atlanta to Costa Rica, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing on Grand Cayman island.

The man was escorted from the flight after it landed by Cayman Islands police and was held in custody on a charge of drunk and disorderly conduct.  The bride remained aboard the flight, which continued to San Jose in Costa Rica.  

The grumpy groom could face further charges under the international air law, according to Chief Inspector Raymond Christian. Delta spokeswoman Lindsay McDuff confirmed on Monday that a "disruptive customer" prompted the crew of flight 901 to divert to Grand Cayman.

It was the second time in recent weeks that the airline had reportedly performed an emergency landing because of drunken behavior by a passenger.

On 7 February a Delta flight from Baltimore to Salt Lake City was diverted due to an unruly female passenger who was described by officials as intoxicated.
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