Flight makes emergency landing after Swiss woman gets angry over champagne refusal
The German police said the 44-year-old business class passenger became aggressive after she was refused more sparkling wine on the flight from Moscow.world Updated: Dec 11, 2017 08:38 IST
German police say the pilot of a passenger jet destined for Zurich made an unscheduled stop at Stuttgart airport because a Swiss passenger become aggressive after being denied champagne.
Reutlingen police say crew members were unable to calm the 44-year-old business class passenger, who was angered by their refusal to serve her more sparkling wine on the flight from Moscow Saturday.
Police said in a statement on Sunday that the woman, who wasn’t named, was escorted off the Airbus A320 and ordered to pay a security of 5,000 euros.
They said the 43 passengers on board were never in danger, but the total cost involved in the unplanned stopover likely amounted to several tens of thousands of euros.
First Published: Dec 11, 2017 08:38 IST