A flight from Glasgow to Lanzarote had to be diverted after passengers became disruptive en route. The Ryanair flight left at 1.20pm on Tuesday, destined for the Canary Islands.
Two passengers became rowdy on the flight, reportedly trying to start fights with other passengers.
The Ryanair flight then continued without further incident to Lanzarote.
A Ryanair spokesman said: "This flight from Glasgow to Lanzarote diverted to Faro after two passengers became disruptive inflight.
"The aircraft landed normally and two passengers were removed and detained by police upon arrival, before the aircraft continued to Lanzarote.
"We will not tolerate unruly or disruptive behaviour at any time and the safety and comfort of our customers, crew and aircraft is our number one priority. This is now a matter for local police."
Julian Bray Aviation security expert comments: The two passengers offloaded at Faro, will wonder what has hit them in legal terms, after local police in Faro have finished their enquiries, the pair will on their eventual return to the UK, possibly by rail and ferry, find that if evidence is offered, they may also have to face criminal charges in the UK under recently beefed up Air Navigation Orders. The penalties could include a very large fine and a custodial term, in addition the airline might wish to recover the substantial costs of diverting an aircraft, and the additional landing charges incurred. They might also find themselves on multiple 'no fly' lists for life.
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