Stag parties thrown off plane at Manchester Airport for 'disruptive behaviour'

Twenty-three passengers, from at least two different stag parties, have been thrown off a flight from Manchester for "disruptive behaviour".

The Jet2.com aircraft was due to travel to Prague on Friday afternoon but, before take-off, was forced to return to the stand.

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

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."

Lauren Sian, who was also on the plane, tweeted a picture from on board.

She said staff intervened and police were called after the group had been "damaging property, swearing and being disruptive".

A spokesman for Jet2 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."

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