More than 20 stag party revellers thrown off Jet2 plane for ‘disruptive’ behaviour

Patrick Grafton-Green
Thrown off: More than 20 stag party revellers were removed from the flight: PA

More than 20 people from at least two different stag parties were removed from a flight at Manchester Airport for "disruptive" behaviour.

The Jet2 flight had been due to take off for Prague around 3.15pm on Friday, but was forced to return to the parking bay.

Police were called and officers removed the passengers from the plane.

The airline apologised to affected customers and said it would "not let the behaviour of a disruptive few spoil the flight for everyone else".

Lauren Sian, who tweeted a picture of the unruly suspects being escorted from the flight, said they had been "damaging property, swearing and being disruptive" before staff intervened and police were called.

Another passenger, Dave Illingworth, tweeted: "Stuck on the tarmac at manchester airport as some idiot stags and their luggage are removed. Don't envy the jet2 staff at times like this."

A Jet2 spokesman said: "Flight LS887 from Manchester to Prague had to return to the parking stand today after our crew called for police assistance.

"Police attended the aircraft to support the removal of some customers one of whom has subsequently been arrested and two others have been issued with public order offences.

"We would like to thank Greater Manchester Police for their assistance this afternoon and will be fully supporting the investigation and where required will prosecute if that is deemed necessary.

"We apologise to all other customers for the inconvenience that this has caused at the start of their Bank Holiday weekend, however as a family friendly airline we will not let the behaviour of a disruptive few spoil the flight for everyone else."