Honeymoon fight forces emergency landing

Last updated 13:24 11/03/2014

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A groom on his honeymoon got into a drunken argument with his bride aboard a flight from Atlanta to Costa Rica, forcing the Delta Air Lines aircraft to make an emergency landing on Grand Cayman island, authorities say.

The US citizen was escorted from the flight after it landed by Cayman Islands police and was being held in custody on a charge of drunk and disorderly conduct, according to Royal Cayman Islands Chief Inspector Raymond Christian.

The bride remained aboard for the Sunday night flight (local time) to San Jose, Costa Rica, he said.

He did not name the bride or the groom involved in the incident other than to say the groom was a US citizen.

The removed passenger could face further charges under the international air law, according to Christian.

Delta spokeswoman Lindsay McDuff confirmed that a "disruptive customer" prompted the crew of flight 901 to divert to Grand Cayman.

"The flight landed without incident and the customer was met by local authorities," McDuff said.

It was the second time in recent weeks that the airline had reportedly performed an emergency landing because of drunken behaviour by a passenger.

On February 7 a Delta flight from Baltimore to Salt Lake City was diverted due to an unruly female passenger who was described by officials as intoxicated.

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- Reuters

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