British women face jail after drunken rampage on jumbo jet
British travellers overseas are continuing to make their country proud, with two girls getting so drunk on a flight from Greece to Manchester that they tried to open the plane door during flight. They had to be wrestled to the ground and handcuffed. The incident is just a further illustration of how British travellers have acquired the reputation of being the worst behaved in the world, particularly when they travel to countries like Greece and Spain.
Two women could face a year in jail and a £20,000 bill after a drunken rampage aboard a plane in which one of them tried to open the cabin door at 30,000ft.
The pilot was forced to make an emergency landing in Germany after the pair, aged 26 and 27, lashed out at stewards who refused to serve them more alcohol.
Terrified passengers watched as the women, who had been drinking heavily and smoking in the cabin toilet, shouted abuse at cabin crew.
One was heard to shout 'Let's open the door. I want some fresh air' before being grappled to the floor and handcuffed by staff.
The flight landed in Frankfurt where the two were arrested and questioned by police before being released to return to the UK.
Under German law, they could face a year behind bars for their behaviour and could also be hit with a bill for £20,000 from the airline.